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Possessed by shadows : a novel

Author: Donigan Merritt
Publisher: New York : Other Press, ©2005.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"Possessed by Shadows tells the story of two climbers who spend a year traveling from the rugged desert of Joshua Tree National Park to the Alps, the Himalayas, and the High Tatra mountains of Czechoslovakia." "Philosophy professor Tom Valen narrates part of their story: the time he spent climbing with his wife, Molly, as she fought cancer. He also explores the journal she kept during the emotional period before her  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Fiction
Love stories
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Donigan Merritt
ISBN: 1590511581 9781590511589
OCLC Number: 55948077
Description: 239 pages ; 23 cm
Responsibility: by Donigan Merritt.

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"Possessed by Shadows tells the story of two climbers who spend a year traveling from the rugged desert of Joshua Tree National Park to the Alps, the Himalayas, and the High Tatra mountains of Czechoslovakia." "Philosophy professor Tom Valen narrates part of their story: the time he spent climbing with his wife, Molly, as she fought cancer. He also explores the journal she kept during the emotional period before her death, which occurred in the weeks before the Velvet Revolution in late 1989." "In alternating voices, Tom relives that year while Molly's journal reveals compulsions that he never suspected, her romantic life from adolescence into adulthood, and a shocking revelation about Stefan, a fellow climber who had once saved Tom's life. In the final scene of the novel, the three old friends climb the highest mountain in the Tatras one last time, where they find a kind of redemption in the face of impending death."--Jacket.

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