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Shadow Play

A Novel

Charles Baxter (Author, University of Minnesota)

Overview | Inside the Book

"In his quiet cosmic wonderment, Baxter is the equal of John Updike and Anne Tyler at their largest and best."—GQ

Without question Charles Baxter, whose ravishing novel The Feast of Love was a National Book Award finalist, is one of our finest contemporary writers. These two books, set in the Michigan landscape that Baxter has made his own, display his unparalleled gift for revealing the unexpected in everyday life. In the novel Shadow Play, a decent man, having made a "devil's bargain," finds himself on that precarious border between personal love and social responsibility. Reading group guide included.

Book Details

  • Paperback
  • September 2001
  • ISBN 978-0-393-32274-3
  • 5.6 × 8.3 in / 400 pages
  • Sales Territory: Worldwide including Canada, but excluding the British Commonwealth.

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