Jamie, an exceptionally bright and inquisitive eight year old, is given the opportunity to see New Orleans in a way that few will ever see it. Upon accepting the gift, he finds that he is able to interact with the "shadows" of the city, the essences of people hidden away from the rest of the world. As a result, Jamie learns difficult, yet important, lessons about the emotional pain, regret, and fear with which some must live.
J Wagoner has been wandering around the high deserts of Nevada, roughly 8,000 miles (12,875 km) from where the author was born, for the past thirteen years. Follow J Wagoner on Twitter: @wagonerwrites