Set in Ireland between the 1900s and 1950s, Shade follows friends through peace and war, with each unforgettable character inexorably moving towards their role in the brutal murder that begins the novel, a tragedy that comes to have shattering significance before the last page.
"Elegantly sober narration from beyond the grave distinguishes this ghost story from novelist and Oscar-winning filmmaker Jordan....Daring and well-crafted." (Publishers Weekly)
"It's not surprising that Jordan...would have a lot to say about identity and sexuality, acting and observing, and politics. But as this quiet novel steps surely toward its powerful conclusion, it's also a testament to the simple but profound power of storytelling." (Booklist)
plot is good. however the reader makes it difficult to discern who is talking (Nena, George, who?) Would be a better book with a different reader.
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