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The Little Shadows

(2011)
A novel by

 
 
Here is the eagerly anticipated new novel from a brilliant writer whose last book, Good to a Fault, was shortlisted for the prestigious Giller Prize and won the Commonwealth Prize for Canada and the Caribbean.

The Little Shadows revolves around three sisters in the world of vaudeville before and during the First World War. We follow the lives of all three in turn: Aurora, the eldest and most beautiful, who is sixteen when the book opens; thoughtful Clover, a year younger; and the youngest sister, joyous headstrong sprite Bella, who is thirteen. The girls, overseen by their fond but barely coping Mama, are forced to make their living as a singing act after the untimely death of their father. They begin with little besides youth and hope, but Marina Endicott's genius is to show how the three girls slowly and steadily evolve into true artists even as they navigate their way to adulthood among a cast of extraordinary characters - some of them charming charlatans, some of them unpredictable eccentrics, and some of them just ordinary-seeming humans with magical gifts.

Using her gorgeous prose and extraordinary insight, Endicott lures 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.

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Hardback Editions

February 2012 : UK Hardback
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Title: The Little Shadows
Author(s): Marina Endicott
ISBN: 0-09-194427-9 / 978-0-09-194427-8 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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September 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: The Little Shadows
Author(s): Marina Endicott
ISBN: 0-385-66891-0 / 978-0-385-66891-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Little Shadows
Author(s): Marina Endicott
ISBN: 0-09-955863-7 / 978-0-09-955863-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Windmill Books
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September 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: The Little Shadows
Author(s): Marina Endicott
ISBN: 0-385-66893-7 / 978-0-385-66893-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Anchor Canada
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February 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: The Little Shadows
Author(s): Marina Endicott
ISBN: 0-09-194402-3 / 978-0-09-194402-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hutchinson
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Kindle Editions

February 2012 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: The Little Shadows
Author(s): Marina Endicott
Publisher: Cornerstone Digital
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September 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: The Little Shadows
Author(s): Marina Endicott
Publisher: Doubleday Canada
Availability: Amazon CA