A child in Paris sees visions caused by a mysterious disease. A Midwestern school teacher hunts down her church-burning student. And a San Francisco suicide leads to a revolution.
Three characters, connected only by an unnamable dissatisfaction, forge new paths when they discover a family connection to unspeakable political crimes. Inspired by the new science of epigenetics, which suggests traumatic experiences may be imprinted on our genes and affect our children (and their children too), In Your Shadow envisions how the Rwandan Genocide, the Native American Genocide, and the Holocaust still haunt three courageous individuals determined to live out their own lives, even when those lives have been defined by the mistakes of their ancestors.
In stories that span continents and generations, this book—part novel, part collection—weaves themes of family, belonging, exile, and redemption into a vision for the future where the past is never far behind.