The Man Without a Shadow: A Novel

The Man Without a Shadow: A Novel


In this taut and interesting novel, the bestselling, New York Times bestselling and nationwide publication Award-winning writer of The Sacrifice, The Accursed, and Lovely, darkish, Deep examines the mysteries of reminiscence, character, and id and pierces the enigmatic strength that drives human lives—love.

In 1965, neuroscientist Margot Sharpe meets the sexy, charismatic Elihu Hoopes—the “man with out a shadow”—whose devastated reminiscence, not able to shop new stories or to retrieve the previous, will make him the main recognized and so much studied amnesiac in heritage. Over the process the following thirty years, Margot herself turns into well-known for her experiments with E. H.—and inadvertently falls in love with him, regardless of the moral ambiguity in their affair, and even though he continues to be eternally elusive and mysterious to her, haunted via mysteries of the past.

The guy with out a Shadow tracks the intimate, illicit courting among Margot and Eli, as scientist and topic embark upon an exploration of the labyrinthine mysteries of the human mind. the place does “memory” dwell? the place is “love”? Is it attainable to like anyone who can't love you, who can't “remember” you from one assembly to the next?

Made brilliant by way of her unheard of eye for element and her prepared perception into the human psyche, The guy and not using a Shadow is a different tale of forbidden love, a type of mystery, evolving marriage, depicted in Joyce Carol Oates’s tight, impassioned prose. it's an uncanny, bold, and structurally advanced novel that penetrates the brain and illuminates the heart.

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