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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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Publisher Comments:

A bereaved doctor undertakes a diabolical experiment in a shattering philosophical thriller that anticipates the moral, social, and metaphysical dilemmas science is poised to confront.Davis Moore is a fertility doctor in Chicago specializing in reproductive cloning, a controversial and closely regulated new practice, when his seventeen-year-old daughter is brutally raped and murdered. The case is investigated but never solved. Months later, Moore retrieves her belongings from the police, and finds among them a vial containing the killer's DNA. Tormented by grief, Moore entertains a monstrous thought: the possibility of cloning not his daughter but the man who killed her. How far would you go to look into the face of your daughter's murderer?

Justin Finn, at three, looks like any other child. Bright, joyful, sweet; an innocent toddler to his unsuspecting parents and to all who know him. But his face, one day, will be the exact match of the cold-blooded killer of whom he is a perfect genetic replica. Can a three-year-old have a past? Where does evil come from?

What happens to the soul when we die? What are you duplicating when you duplicate a human life?

Cast of Shadows is a spectacularly original, hair-raising novel about the fate of a little boy brought into the world to solve a crime. Relentlessly gripping, profoundly unsettling, and visionary, it introduces a major new suspense novelist.

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Synopsis:

This icily innovative thriller begins with every parents worst nightmare, when Davis Moores teenage daughter is brutally raped and murdered by an unknown assailant. It gets worse. For Davis Moore is a fertility doctor, dealing with cutting-edge genetic reproductive techniques. Its a controversial and dangerous occupation: Moore has already been the object of a fanatics assassination attempt. But for a father driven half-mad by grief, his work presents one startling and dangerous opportunity-the chance to look into the face of his daughters killer.

About the Author

Kevin Guilfoile has written for McSweeneys, Salon, The New Republic and The New York Times Magazine. He lives in Chicago with his wife and child.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781400078264
Author:
Guilfoile, Kevin
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
Subject:
Thrillers
Subject:
Psychological
Subject:
Physicians
Subject:
Murderers
Subject:
Identity (psychology)
Subject:
Psychological fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
fiction;cloning;thriller;mystery;science fiction;murder;crime;suspense
Copyright:
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series:
Vintage
Publication Date:
20060531
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
336
Dimensions:
8.00x5.28x.73 in. .54 lbs.

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"Synopsis" by , This icily innovative thriller begins with every parents worst nightmare, when Davis Moores teenage daughter is brutally raped and murdered by an unknown assailant. It gets worse. For Davis Moore is a fertility doctor, dealing with cutting-edge genetic reproductive techniques. Its a controversial and dangerous occupation: Moore has already been the object of a fanatics assassination attempt. But for a father driven half-mad by grief, his work presents one startling and dangerous opportunity-the chance to look into the face of his daughters killer.
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