?Shadows? ? 1. A dark image or shape cast on a surface. 2. An inseparable companion. 3. To follow or trail secretly. 4. To make dark or gloomy. (Collins Paperback English Dictionary). Peter is a twenty-three year old college student, keen to spend a weekend with his sports coach and friends, along with his divorced father, at his father?s home at the coast. A relaxing time is planned for all, except, on their first night a storm arises, and with it comes the arrival of a young, virile stranger in their midst. Just as the storm ignites a feeling of anticipation, so their interactions with one another ignite sexual passions and intrigue. In Shadows, the group of six male friends and Peter?s father explore their identities and friendships, but with the arrival of the stranger in their midst, tension between them is created, however, at the same time the stranger alerts them to their inner feelings and the ?shadows? that they harbor. This simple story is a ?coming out of the closet? for some of the characters and the reaffirmation of others. The shadow cast over the beach house is an intriguing one of mystery, revelation, feelings of love, hate, deception, and finally discovery. The story is an absorbing look at human behavior when people are thrown together under certain circumstances.