Jack Cady's short story collection, Ghosts of Yesterday is startling. The stories are full of ghosts, specters, and shadows that are at once unique and familiar to America's folklore. Cady makes you believe anything can happen. His characters are at the mercy of a world that is magical and dark. Stories like "The Lady with the Blind Dog" and "Halloween 1942" are unforgettable, transporting listeners to places as varied as San Francisco and the Midwest. "The Time that Time Forgot" is a novella that tells of the history of the American Southeast - mystical and dangerous. Cady's stories are scrumptious and Allan Roberton's performance does them justice. His voice harbors the mysterious energy of the tales themselves.
Ghosts of Yesterday is a stunning collection by multiple-award-winning author Jack Cady. Cady captures the sights and emotions of America, from the Pacific Northwest ("Jeremiah"), to the streets of San Francisco ("The Lady With the Blind Dog"), to the Midwest-heartland ("Halloween 1942"), along the roads and highways in between ("The Ghost of Dive Bomber Hill"), and back into the history of the American Southeast ("The Time That Time Forgot").
The stories that make up Ghosts of Yesterday create a detailed and realistic portrait of the world that, despite (and perhaps because of) their authenticity, manage to convey a sense of wonder and fantasy, where anything is possible. The characters and places that Cady brings to life demonstrate clearly why he is one of the most versatile and respected writers today.
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