The Gap Of Time: The Winter's Tale Retold (hogarth Shakespeare)

June 21, 2016|
The Gap Of Time: The Winter's Tale Retold (hogarth Shakespeare) by Jeanette Winterson
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"All of us have talismanic texts that we have carried around and that carry us around. I have worked with The Winter''s Tale in many disguises for many years.... And I love cover versions." Jeanette Winterson 
     The Winter''s Tale is one of Shakespeare''s “late plays”. It tells the story of Leontes, King of Sicily, whose insane jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter, Perdita, from the kingdom and then the death of his beautiful wife, Hermione. Perdita is brought up by a shepherd on the Bohemian coast, but through a series of miraculous events, father and daughter, and eventually mother too, are reunited.
     In Jeanette Winterson''s retelling we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crash, to a storm-ravaged city in the US called New Bohemia. Her story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, video games and the elliptical nature of time. It tells in a hyper-modern way, full of energy and beauty, of the consuming power of jealousy on the one hand, and love, redemption and a lost child on the other.
 

JEANETTE WINTERSON, OBE, has written 10 novels, children’s books, non-fiction and screenplays, and writes regularly for the Guardian. She was adopted by Pentecostal parents and raised in Manchester to be a missionary, which she wrote about in her first novel, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit and twenty-seven years later in her best...
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Title:The Gap Of Time: The Winter's Tale Retold (hogarth Shakespeare)
Format:Paperback
Product dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.7 in
Shipping dimensions:288 pages, 8 X 5.2 X 0.7 in
Published:June 21, 2016
Publisher:Knopf Canada
Language:English
Appropriate for ages:All ages
ISBN - 13:9780345809186

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