Falls the Shadow consists of twin short stories, Falls the Shadow and La Feria, which, although they have defined identities, share a common heritage and are in many ways inseparable.Falls the Shadow, the first of the two, is set on the North Atlantic coast, whereas La Feria is set in Southern Spain, in Andalusia. It is a journey which takes us from the harsh, pessimistic climes of the north to the gentler, more optimistic region of the south. Though more than a geographical journey it is a philosophical one. We counterbalance the northern work ethic, the severity of the notion that life is a ruler by which we will be finally measured, with that of life as a gift, a celebration, a brief but intense gypsy dance. In La Feria we are shown the almost Oriental element present in Andalusian Flamenco philosophy, where grief demands a counterpart of happiness, where joy exists because of and despite sorrow.