The Shades (Paperback)

By Evgenia Citkowitz

W. W. Norton & Company, 9780393357585, 208pp.

Publication Date: October 22, 2019

Other Editions of This Title:
Compact Disc (7/24/2018)
Hardcover (6/19/2018)
Pre-Recorded Audio Player (10/24/2018)

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A year has passed since Catherine and Michael Hall lost their teenage daughter in a car accident, leaving them and their sixteen- year-old son, Rowan, reeling in the aftermath of the tragedy. Catherine withdraws to Hamdean, the family's apartment in a Georgian country manner, where the mysteries of the past begin to collide with the truth of the present.

"Elegantly unnerving. . . . Written in cool and crystalline prose, The Shades unspools in a rational and realistic world in which all is not as it seems." -- New York Times Book Review

"An absorbing book by an author who knows how to create organic suspense without ever overplaying her hand. . . . Intricately plotted and perfectly paced. . . . An excellent debut novel that deals heavily with death, but still feels alive, compassionate and full of truths." -- NPR