The Shadow Knows Summary
Diane Johnson

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The Shadow Knows Summary

Set in northern California, in the suburbs of Sacramento, The Shadow Knows deals with such universal themes and social concerns as race relations, especially between whites and blacks; relations between household help and the people who employ them; and the eternal triangle of husband-wife-mistress. Without pushing any special feminist agenda, Johnson is particularly concerned in this novel with the efforts of a divorced woman trying to look after her...

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