The Shadow is written by distinguished novelist Neil M Gunn. There is no doubt that this book is deep and well written I confess it did in places go over my head, I kept feeling like I needed a guide to help me reading as I knew what I was reading must mean something deep!
The guide at the beginning of the book did help as it explained the parts of the book really well. Did I like the book? I am having a hard time deciding that... the story was interesting in parts but there was nothing to grab you and pull you in. However on the other hand I really warmed to the characters of Aunt Phemie and Nan. This book is in some parts more political debate than story and those were the parts I found less interesting, technically incredibly well written but not the most exciting book I have read.