The Gap of Time: The Winter's Tale Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)

Author:   Jeanette Winterson
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Volume:   1
ISBN:  

9781781090305


Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 October 2015
Format:   Paperback
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I saw the strangest sight tonight. New Bohemia. America. A storm. A black man finds a white baby abandoned in the night. He gathers her up light as a star and decides to take her home. London. England. After the financial crash. Leo Kaiser knows how to make money but he doesn t know how to manage the jealousy he feels towards his best friend and his wife. Is the newborn baby even his? New Bohemia. 17 years later. A boy and a girl are falling in love but there s a lot they don t know about who they are and where they come from. Jeanette Winterson s cover version of The Winter s Tale vibrates with echoes of the original but tells a contemporary story where Time itself is a player in a game of high stakes that will either end in tragedy or forgiveness. It shows us that however far we have been separated, whatever is lost shall be found.

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Author:   Jeanette Winterson
Publisher:   Vintage Publishing
Imprint:   Hogarth
Volume:   1
Dimensions:   Width: 13.50cm , Height: 2.30cm , Length: 21.60cm
Weight:   0.339kg
ISBN:  

9781781090305


ISBN 10:   1781090300
Pages:   320
Publication Date:   01 October 2015
Audience:   General/trade ,  General
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active
Availability:   Not yet available   Availability explained
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She makes us read on, our hearts in our mouths, to see how a twice-told story will turn out this time Publishers Weekly The intricacy with which Winterson has plotted her novel against each Shakespearean detail will delight readers familiar with the original ... it's part of a vision of a world in which past, present, and future are lived simultaneously, original and adaptation existing in the same moment. The Times A book of considerable beauty... Winterson's fiction is a fine invitation into this deeply Shakespearean vision of imagination as the best kind of truth-telling -- Rowan Williams New Statesman Winterson's stage, like that of Shakespeare, is filled with wonders -- Frances Wilson Times Literary Supplement


She makes us read on, our hearts in our mouths, to see how a twice-told story will turn out this time Publishers Weekly


She makes us read on, our hearts in our mouths, to see how a twice-told story will turn out this time Publishers Weekly The intricacy with which Winterson has plotted her novel against each Shakespearean detail will delight readers familiar with the original ... it's part of a vision of a world in which past, present, and future are lived simultaneously, original and adaptation existing in the same moment. The Times


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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 bestselling memoir, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? The Winter s Tale tells the story of Perdita, the abandoned child. 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, Jeanette says of the play. The result is The Gap of Time, her cover version.

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