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The Gap of Time The Winter's Tale Retold by Jeanette Winterson
  

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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.

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Synopsis

The Gap of Time The Winter's Tale Retold by Jeanette Winterson

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.


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Reviews

'Clever and beautiful...it soars' Financial Times

'Emotionally wrought and profoundly intelligent it will pull you into its troubled, wise world of jealousy, paranoia, grief, revenge and forgiveness in some of the most stunning prose you'll read this year ... Winterson masterfully interweaves layers of narrative and themes so that reading the novel is like listening to a Bach prelude and fugue ... A supremely clever, compelling and emotionally affecting novel that deserves multiple readings to appreciate its many layers.' -- Hannah Beckerman Mail on Sunday

'One of the most gifted writers working today... A shining delight of a novel... Winterson's great gift is in capturing the emotional heft of her stories with sentences that hum along, beautiful, unexpected and swift. Winterson wrestles wonderfully with a perplexing text and emerges with a complicated, satisfying and contemporary tale that stands wholly on its own.' New York 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

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

'Smart and witty... Compelling, entertaining and elegant' -- Sarah Crown Guardian

'A deeply felt, emotionally intelligent and serious novel, which resists easy answers and yet expresses the hope that human beings can muddle through, and that bad pasts can have good outcomes... Pulsates with such authenticity and imaginative generosity that I defy you not to engage with it.' -- Andrew Dickson Independent

About the Author

Jeanette Winterson OBE is the author of ten novels, including Oranges are not the Only Fruit, The Passion and Sexing the Cherry; a book of short stories, The World and Other Places; a collection of essays, Art Objects as well as many other works, including children's books, screenplays and journalism. Her writing has won the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the E. M. Forster Award and the Prix d'argent at Cannes Film Festival.

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Publication date

23rd June 2016

Author

Jeanette Winterson

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Author's Website

www.jeanettewinterson.com

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Publisher

Vintage an imprint of Vintage Publishing

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
Shakespeare 400th Anniversary
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Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)

ISBN

9780099598190

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