Shadow Man: A Novel

Shadow Man: A Novel

Jeffrey Fleishman

Foreign correspondent James Ryan used to be there at any time when the realm replaced: within the center East, within the Balkans, within the former Soviet bloc. yet now he cannot take into account those occasions; he cannot remember whatever long term, other than the summer season of his 15th yr following his mother's loss of life. It used to be the summer season his father informed him to name him Kurt. The summer season the mysterious and spell binding Vera burst into their lonely, quiet lives. The summer time his personal global opened, then irrevocably changed.

James, at fifty-two, suffers from a serious case of early onset Alzheimer's. the unconventional unravels James's concern during the transparent glimpses he keeps of that in the past summer time, and during the determined makes an attempt of his spouse and his nurse to deliver him again to the current, if just for stolen moments. every one has her explanations: his spouse making an attempt to not lose the fellow with whom she shared a lot - wars, demise, love, lack of a toddler, heritage. And his nurse, the part sister he by no means knew he had, wanting James’s adolescent reminiscence to appreciate the organic mom and dad she by no means met.

Told from the point of view of a guy betrayed through his personal brain, Shadow Man is a singular of identification and suspense that travels throughout continents and deep into the pasts that make us every one who we're. It explores the ability of reminiscence to heal and to masks, and of the boundaries of unconditional love. Set in Philly and the japanese shore of yesteryear, within the center East, and all through japanese Europe, Fleishman's trademark descriptive yet spare lyricism shines. Shadow Man is a touching and haunting novel maybe so much just like The Diving Bell and the Butterfly, even though it's a paintings of fiction.

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