IS GENEALOGY DESTINY?
Many of us come to adulthood with little or no thought, or understanding, as to who our parents and grandparents really were and how they became that way. Yet we’re often ready to give them blame or praise them for the effects they had on our lives.
How Long A Shadow explores these questions and the effects of character and behaviors as they manifest themselves over time.
With one hundred and fifty years of Chicago history as the background, How Long A Shadow entwines the stories of three generation of Cullerton men as each chooses how they will deal with family, marriage, and fatherhood, and each other. Moving from the Spanish Influenza pandemic of 1918, through the Covid 19 coronavirus pandemic of 2020, the shadow of “that man,” Edward Patrick Cullerton seems to always be just ahead of Jimmy and then his son Kevin.