Born in France, Hugues de Montalembert is a painter and photographer who was blinded during a violent assault while living in New York in 1978. He is the author of one previous book in English, Eclipse (1985). His story was also the basis of the acclaimed documentary film, Black Sun (2007). He currently lives in Paris.
"Hugues de Montalembert writes beautifully. With a rare and
enviable discipline and a becoming modesty, he has distilled what
is essential from a life lived through and then beyond (far, far
beyond!) misfortune." -- Kate Braestrup, bestselling author of Here
If You Need Me
"When Hugues de Montalembert was blinded in a sudden, terrible act of violence, he set out to see the world. In luminous and sensual language, he recounts his journeys through Indonesia, the Himalayas, and Greenland. But he also charts a journey into the deepest places of the heart, where fear and courage, love and rage create spectacular vistas most of us will never see. As much poem as memoir, Invisible is like a streak of lightning against an ink-black sky." -- Geraldine Brooks, bestselling author of March and winner of the Pulitzer Prize