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The Shadow Catcher
The Shadow Catcher
Author: Marianne Wiggins
The Shadow Catcher dramatically inhabits the space where past and present intersect, seamlessly interweaving narratives from two different eras: the first fraught passion between turn-of-the-twentieth-century icon Edward Curtis (1868-1952) and his muse-wife, Clara; and a twenty-first-century journey of redemption. — Narrated in the first p...  more »
ISBN-13: 9780743265201
ISBN-10: 0743265203
Publication Date: 6/5/2007
Pages: 336
Edition: 1st Simon & Schuster
  • Currently 3.8/5 Stars.

3.8 stars, based on 8 ratings
Publisher: Simon & Schuster
Book Type: Hardcover
Other Versions: Paperback, Audio CD
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Not quite as good as "Evidence of Things Unseen", but close. Wiggins' excellent writing is at the forefront of this novel, and the parallel storylines bring an interesting dimension to the book. Full of a cast of fascinating historical characters, and interspersed with photos from Curtis' collection. An excellent, thought-provoking read.
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An astonishing and beautiful book about the intersection of art and passion. It weaves together a fictionalized account of the life of photographer Edward Curtis with a faux "memoir" of the author's life. I loved the book as a whole, but I thought the Curtis sections were stronger than the Wiggins sections. And there's a mystery bit, concerning a man who might or might not be the fictionalized Wiggins' father, the resolution of which I think doesn't entirely make sense. Still, I found the writing lyrical, the story thought-provoking, and the characters well-drawn and moving.