The Venetian's Wife
A Strangely Sensual Tale of A Renaissance Explorer, A Computer, and A MetamorphosisBook - 1996
Bestselling author Nick Bantock's newest illustrated novel is part love story, part mystery, and part ghostly tale-and an altogether bewitching brew of sensuality and lost treasures. Sara Wolfe is thoroughly bored with her job at the local museum. She heads to the gallery to take another look at a new drawing, the one she can't stop thinking about, of the Hindu god Shiva.That's when it all begins. The next day, an e-mail message brings her a job offer: to find the few remaining pieces of a fifteenth-century adventurer's renowned collection of Indian sculptures. Her prospective employer, curiously, wishes to communicate only by computer. Mysteries soon preoccupy her, such as the meaning of an enigmatic illuminated manuscript-and the sensual transformation that seems to be overtaking her. Through Sara's quirkily decorated diary and artful e-mail exchanges, Nick Bantock has conjured up a tale of a relentless quest, an amorous legacy, and the resonating power of art-a lush adventure of the soul that will tantalize readers to the last line.
Publisher: Vancouver : Raincoast Books, 1996.
Characteristics: 131 p. ;,24 cm.