Can you summarize the story of Shadow Lines? I am not able to understand what it is all about. Is it about geographical boundaries?

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To understand this work you have to have some awareness of post colonial criticism and the main themes that this work addresses. You have identified correctly that geography is immensely important to this novel - let's explore why.

The title of this fascinating work relates to a key concern of post colonialism - that of borders and boundaries and how they are created and sustained but also how they are easily ruptured and shown to be illusory. Shadow Lines is an amazing story that transgresses multiple borders. Post colonial criticism examines and criticises man-made boundaries and borders as attempts to define a particular group as against another group ("the other"). Post colonial criticism attempts to rupture these...

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