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Book Information: Cast of Shadows

Cast of Shadows (2005) [Novel]
by Kevin Guilfoile Rating: No votes (Rate!)
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Summary (From the publisher):

A bereaved doctor undertakes a diabolical experiment in a shattering philosophical thriller that anticipates the moral, social, and metaphysical dilemmas science is poised to confront. Davis Moore is a fertility doctor in Chicago specializing in reproductive cloning, a controversial and closely regulated new practice, when his seventeen-year-old daughter is brutally raped and murdered. The case is investigated but never solved. Months later, Moore retrieves her belongings from the police and finds among them a vial containing the killer's DNA. Tormented by grief, Moore entertains a monstrous thought: the possibility of cloning not his daughter but the man who killed her. How far would you go to look into the face of your daughter's murderer? Justin Finn, at three, looks like any other child. Bright, joyful, sweet; an innocent toddler to his unsuspecting parents and to all who know him. But his face, one day, will be the exact match of the cold-blooded killer of whom he is a perfect genetic replica. Can a three-year-old have a past? Where does evil come from? What happens to the soul when we die? What are you duplicating when you duplicate a human life?

Original title: Cast of Shadows
Original languages: English

Quotes:

Genre: FictionCrime and MysterySuspense
FictionScience FictionAnthropology/sociology

Notes:

  • Published as 'Wicker' in UK

Edition #1: Cast of Shadows

Cast of Shadows (2005)
Edition Details:

Language: English

Blurbs:
  • "An interesting mix of literary thriller and scientific contemplation...In logical yet compelling fashion, the novel takes on themes of good and evil, past lives, and scientific cloning in an intricately woven story." Library Journal
  • "What's most appealing here, and most promising for Guilfoile's future as a novelist, is that he wields the bylaws of his chosen genre to undercut its central premise." The New York Times Gook Review
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Manifested in:

Cast of Shadows (March 2005)

Format: Hardcover
Publisher: Random House
ISBN: 9781400043088
Dimensions: 9.5 x 6.66 x 1.28 in
Pages: 319

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