Shadow is motorcycle racer Walker Ellison. His name is a reference to the only thing he could not catch or pass on track, now in reflection, on the road to self discovery. Riding at speed from Monterey to Los Angeles, back to his beginnings, his passage is mapped by lessons shared in competition. The memories flood in, reaching from mentor and crew chief Mac Kelsey, who saved his life, to the women who brought meaning. Traveling south on Highway 1, for love and friendship, Walker Ellison finds identity, racing to the setting sun.
ABSTRACT PHIL is Phillip Riley, an acclaimed, passionate artist, living through his work, who finds his productivitiy compromised by lack of inspiration. His impatience with himself leads to flights of irrational behavior, centered in the Northern California coastal town of Bodega Bay. The arrival of Gina Bartoni, a headstrong Phd candidate obsessed with Riley’s paintings, changes everything. Lost in love, the artist builds a bridge from the self-reflective importance of his craft to the woman in his life.