SHADOWS AND GHOSTS masterfully shifts between the present tense and distant recollection, the earthly and the ethereal, and drama and humor. I often found myself laughing along with its characters, and also moved by their struggle. As the narrative takes us through such varied settings as a rural squatters' enclave and suburban family life, its many characters are all keenly observed and their stories are equally compelling. As I read Froman's work, I found myself thinking of such disparate literary reference points as Jonathan Franzen and Kurt Vonnegut. It all adds up to a most satisfying read. Well worth your time!
Causes Barbara Froman Supports
Chicago Coalition for the Homeless
Greater Chicago Food Depository
Lawyers for the Creative Arts