Shadow of night
A grief-stricken man's obsession with the mysterious life of a silent film star takes him on a strangeand intense journey into a shadow-world of lies, illusions and unexpected love . . . Six months after losing his wife and two young sons in a plane crash, Vermont professor David Zimmer spends his waking hours mired in a blur of alcoholic grief andself-pity. Then, watching television one night, he stumbles upon a lost film by Hector Mann, and finds himself enraptured.