From the bestselling author of A Lady Cyclist's Guide to Kashgar, an incredible story of colonialism, war, and the power of art in the face of trauma.
It is 1937. Prue, an artist living a reclusive life by the sea, is visited by William Harrington, a British pilot she knew as... a child in Jerusalem. Prue remembers an attraction between Harrington and Eleanora, the wife of a famous Jerusalem photographer, and the troubles that arose when Harrington learned Eleanora's husband was part of an underground group intent on removing the British.
During his visit, Harrington reveals the truth behind what happened all those years ago, a truth that unravels Prue's world. Now she must follow the threads that lead her back to secrets long-ago buried in Jerusalem.
The Photographer's Wife is a powerful story of betrayal: between father and daughter, between husband and wife, and between nations and people, set in the complex period between the two world wars.
Years after William Harrington participates in a 1920s project to redesign Jerusalem by bringing English parks to the desert, his revelations about long-buried secrets transform the life of his former employer's daughter.