Shadowboxing of a distinctive kind takes centre stage in the adult debut of this acclaimed YA author. What if a person’s shadow can be manipulated for fun and profit? What if your shadow were not entirely under your control? What if it housed your hopes and fears and aspiration, and some of your darkest secrets, too. And what if there was a secondary market in shadow-trading, including yours? Protagonist Charlie Hall takes up bartending in the hope of getting some distance from less sun-lit environs, only to find that that her shady past comes back to haunt her. Fasten your seatbelts for a wild ride, and keep your own shadow close.
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