Stoker's Shadow by Paul Butler

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Stoker's Shadow tells the story of the late Bram Stoker's surviving family members in 1922 as they struggle to come to grips with the dark undercurrents in the novel, Dracula. Florence, Bram's widow, is shocked when a German company, Prana Films, pirates her late husband’s story for a film, Nosferatu. William, the son of Bram and Florence, is at first baffled by his mother’s discomfort, but he soon finds himself struggling with his own memories. Mary, Florence’s the free-spirited young Irish companion, is captivated by 1920s London and all its mysteries. She finds escape in her copy of Dracula and forms an unlikely, and to Florence’s mind a dangerous, bond of friendship with William. Short listed for the 2004 Newfoundland and Labrador Book Awards - Bennington Gate Fiction Award.

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Paul Butler is the author of several critically acclaimed novels including Titanic Ashes, Cupids, Hero, 1892, NaGeira, Eastonrsquo;s Gold, Easton, and Stokerrsquo;s Shadow. His work has appeared on the judgesrsquo; lists for Canada Reads, the Relit Longlist for three consecutive years, and he was a winner in the Government of Newfoundland and Labrador Arts and Letters Awards four times between 2003 and 2008 at which time he retired from the competition to be literary representative, and then chair, of the Arts and Letters Committee. A graduate of Norman Jewisonrsquo;s Canadian Film Centre, Butler has written for the Globe and Mail, the Beaver, Books in Canada, Atlantic Books Today, and Canadian Geographic, and has also contributed to CBC Radio, local and national. He lives in St. Johnrsquo;s.
Published September 18, 2003 by Flanker Press. 160 pages
Genres: Literature & Fiction, Mystery, Thriller & Suspense. Fiction

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