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by Marianne Wiggins
Pages: 336 pages
Category: Genre Fiction
Publisher: Simon & Schuster (June 3, 2008)
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The shadow catcher: a novel, Marianne Wiggins. 1st Simon & Schuster.
The shadow catcher: a novel, Marianne Wiggins. Let me tell you about the sketch by Leonardo I saw one afternoon in the Queen’s Gallery in London a decade ago, and why I think it haunts me. The Queen’s Gallery is on the west front side of Buckingham Palace, on a street that’s always noisy, full of taxis rushing round the incongruous impediment of a massive residence in the middle of a route to Parliament and Westminster Abbey and, more importantly, a train station named Victoria.
The Shadow Catcher is Marianne Wiggins's eighth novel. The Shadow Catcher" is a highly enjoyable novel. Over a career that has spanned more than 30 years and included a Pulitzer Prize nomination for Evidence of Things Unseen (2003), the author has built a reputation as a stylist and a storyteller with an eye for distinctive, character-driven material. The frame story uses a device that seems to be coming up in a lot of very recent books: the main character, who tells the story, has the same name as the author, and seems to have many similar characteristics.
The Shadow Catcher dramatically inhabits the space where past and present intersect, seamlessly interweaving .
The Shadow Catcher dramatically inhabits the space where past and present intersect, seamlessly interweaving narratives from two different eras: the first fraught passion between h-century icon Edward Curtis (1868-1952) and his muse-wife, Clara; and a journey of redemption. Narrated in the first person by a reimagined writer named Marianne Wiggins, the novel begins in Hollywood, where top producers are eager to sentimentalize the complicated life of Edward Curtis as a sunny biopic: "It's got the outdoors.
From her briefcase Stacey extracts a phonebook-thick paperback feathered with yellow Post-it notes. 147. 0. Published: 2007. what can I say? she says. Well of course it is, she smiles. Which is why I knew we had to have first look. She pats my manuscript and I realize, with relief, she hasn’t read it. Jon must have brought it with him to the table.
The Shadow Catcher book. This is an amazing novel. Wiggins the character wants to tell (or at least know) an honest story, one that is in rather direct conflict with the "official" story. Really, though, she writes about identity and about "lighting out" (sometimes for, sometimes from). The novel interweaves the stories of Curtis & his wife, Clara, Wiggins' own parents, and This is an amazing novel.
Marianne Wiggins offers resonant revelations on the American landscape while examining the large life of legendary . The After Party: A Novel - Anton DiSclafani
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Marianne Wiggins's new novel, The Shadow Catcher, centers in part on the life of a real historical figure, Edward Sheriff Curtis. Discuss the unique process of weaving fact and fiction: What difficulties it might pose? What artistic freedoms might emerge? The book features an unusual narrative technique, combining historical fiction with more documentary-style biography and history, as well as a personal narrative that reads like memoir. In another unusual feature for a novel, The Shadow Catcher is peppered with images - not only some of Edward Curtis's photographs, but photographs from Marianne Wiggins's family and images of historical and personal documents as well.
The Shadow Catcher: A Novel. The Shadow Catcher - Marianne Wiggins. All writers have these moments-all people do-when Realization forms from air. Following her National Book Award finalist, Evidence of Things Unseen, Marianne Wiggins turns her extraordinary literary imagination to the American West, where the life of legendary photographer Edward S. Curtis is the basis for a resonant exploration of history and family, landscape and legacy.
Marianne Wiggins (born September 8, 1947) is an American author. The characters and storylines in her novels have been described as unusual. According to The Cambridge Guide to Women's Writing in English, Wiggins writes with "a bold intelligence and an ear for hidden comedy. She has won a Whiting Award, an National Endowment for the Arts award and the Janet Heidinger Kafka Prize. She was a finalist for the Pulitzer Prize in fiction in 2004 for her novel Evidence of Things Unseen.