Containing Multitudes Since 2004
Hey Tom:Have you read the new Marianne Wiggins book, "The Shadow Catcher" yet?It is based loosely on the life of Edward Curtis. Its pretty interesting.
I cannot tell a lie. I've not even heard of the book, Jay (at the moment I'm reading Corn & Isikoff's Hubris). I assume this is a novel, no?
Tom:It is a novel, weaving factual Curtis history into another plot that is mostly fictional. It concentrates on the life of Curtis's wife Clara. Artistic license was taken, with remarkable results. The author uses fiction to fill in many of the missing points in ESC's life. It simply works.It's a masterpiece....probably giving Curtis more attention that he has had in decades.
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