The Little Shadows

September 4, 2012|
The Little Shadows by Marina Endicott
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Set in a vanished time, and in the fantastically rich world of vaudeville, The Little Shadows revolves around three sisters: Aurora, the eldest and most beautiful, sixteen when the book opens; thoughtful Clover, who is fourteen; and the youngest, joyous headstrong sprite Bella, who is thirteen. The girls, overseen by their fond but barely coping Mama, must make their living as a singing act after the untimely death of their father. They begin with little besides youth and hope, but Endicott''s genius is to show how the three girls evolve into true artists. In gorgeous prose and through unforgettable characters, Marina Endicott takes us onto the brightly lit stage and then into the little shadows that lurk behind the curtain, and reveals how the art of vaudeville--in all its variety, madness, melodrama, hilarity and sorrow--echoes the art of life itself.

MARINA ENDICOTT is the author of Good to a Fault, which won the Commonwealth Writers'' Prize for Best Book, Canada and the Caribbean, and was a finalist for the Scotiabank Giller Prize; The Little Shadows, which was longlisted for the Scotiabank Giller Prize and shortlisted for the Governor General''s Literary Award; and ...
Title:The Little Shadows
Product dimensions:544 pages, 9.2 X 6.3 X 1.2 in
Shipping dimensions:544 pages, 9.2 X 6.3 X 1.2 in
Published:September 4, 2012
Publisher:Doubleday Canada
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780385668934

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