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

Category: Book
By (author): Winterson, Jeanette
Series: Hogarth Shakespeare
Subject:  FICTION / Classics
  FICTION / Contemporary Women
  FICTION / General
Publisher: Knopf Random Vintage Canada
Published: June 2016
Format: Book-paperback
Pages: 240
Size: 8.00in x 5.31in
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From The Publisher*

"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.
 

Review Quote*Praise for Jeanette Winterson:
"Fierce, curious, brilliant." O, The Oprah Magazine
"At every turn . . . her fresh, vivid way of putting things stops one dead in admiration." The New York Times
"Her writing is funny and beautiful." The Times
"The reader will be carried along by the vitality of her style and her ever-present sense of adventure." The Guardian
"Jeanette Winterson has always possessed an extravagantly metaphorical imagination." The New York Times
Biographical NoteJEANETTE 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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