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The Shadow Catcher

A Novel

By Marianne Wiggins

The Shadow Catcher
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  • Hardcover: Jun 2007,
    336 pages.
    Paperback: Jun 2008,
    352 pages.

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Dramatically inhabits the space where past and present intersect, seamlessly interweaving narratives from two different eras

The Shadow Catcher's twin narratives follow the life of photographer Edward S Curtis (1868-1952) and his wife Clara Philllips (about whom little is known, giving the author's creativity free rein); and "Marianne Wiggins", living in present-day California, who has written a book about Curtis that has drawn the interest of film-makers.

In an interview on PBS radio (see sidebar for link), Wiggins explains that she has never written autobiography (although parts of herself do come through in other books) but this time she was drawn to explore the central mystery in her own live - why her father, who she loved very much, disappeared from her life when she was young. The story that has been passed down to her is that, some years after ...

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