July 08, 2007

Edward Curtis, The Shadow Catcher

'Shadow' explores memory

HISTORICAL FICTION: The novel centers on the life of photographer Edward Sheriff Curtis.You couldn't find a more all-American story than Marianne Wiggins' masterful new novel, "The Shadow Catcher."

This nation was built on independence and the pioneering spirit, but there's a downside. For every adventurer who lights out to find his fortune, or just himself, someone gets left behind.

In "The Shadow Catcher," Wiggins weaves together many stories about those who leave and those who get left. The central story around which the others revolve is the life of Edward Sheriff Curtis.

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