The Gap of Time

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

Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 23/06/2016
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The first novel in The Hogarth Shakespeare Series

A reworking of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale by one of our finest contemporary writers.

A baby girl is abandoned, banished from London to the storm-ravaged American city of New Bohemia. Her father has been driven mad by jealousy, her mother to exile by grief.

Seventeen years later, Perdita doesn't know a lot about who she is or where she's come from - but she's about to find out. Jeanette Winterson's cover version of The Winter's Tale vibrates with echoes of Shakespeare's original and tells a story of hearts broken and hearts healed, a story of revenge and forgiveness, a story that shows that whatever is lost shall be found.

"A shining delight of a novel". - New York Times

"Clever and soars" - Financial Times

"Emotionally wrought and profoundly intelligent... A supremely clever, compelling and emotionally affecting novel that deserves multiple readings to appreciate its many layers" - Mail on Sunday

"There are passages here so concisely beautiful they give you goosebumps" - Observer

"Pulsates with such authenticity and imaginative generosity that I defy you not to engage with it". - Independent The Hogarth Shakespeare Series sees Shakespeare’s works retold by acclaimed and bestselling novelists of today. Other titles in the series are: The Gap of Time, Shylock is My Name, Vinegar Girl, Hag Seed, New Boy and Dunbar by Edward St. Aubyn.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9780099598190
  • Number of pages: 320
  • Weight: 223g
  • Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 19 mm

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The Gap of Time
Jeanette Winterson lends her sparkling, brilliant storytelling skills to bring The Winter's Tale to a modern setting.
A girl lost in time. The Winter's Tale is reimagined in London, where jealous Leo accuses his wife Mimi and best friend Xeno of infidelity and creation of ... READ MORE
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