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The Gap of Time: The Winter's Tale Retold - Jeanette Winterson

The Gap of Time: The Winter's Tale Retold - Jeanette Winterson

Title: The Gap of Time

Author:  Jeanette Winterson

ISBN:  9781781090442

Weight:  665 g

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The Gap of Time by Jeanette Winterson

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.

Peer & Press Reviews

The book is the first of a major new series, in which well-known novelists give Shakespeare a modern twist, and Winterson rises to the challenge with some ingenious touches.

Stephanie Merritt, The Observer

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

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

Bibliographic Info

TitleThe Gap of Time
Sub titleThe Winter’s Tale Retold
Book Features
Edition / printingFirst edition, first printing
SeriesHogarth Shakespeare – book 1
Edition background

This title is part of the The Hogarth Shakespeare series, a major international project that will see the Bard’s plays reimagined by some of today’s bestselling and most celebrated writers.  The books will be true to the spirit of the original plays, while giving authors an exciting opportunity to do something new.

Launching the series is Jeanette Winterson’s retelling of The Winter’s Tale.

The eighth and final book in the series is Gillian Flynn’s take on Hamlet, which isn’t due for publication until 2021!

Overall conditionFine / Fine (see our article on Condition Grades)
SignedOn the title page
Book Stats
PublisherVintage Publishing
Publication date
Printed byClays Ltd, Bungay
ISBN 139781781090442
ISBN 101781090440
FormatHardcover with dust jacket
Size (h x w x d)223 x 144 x 30mm
Design Credits
Author photographSam Churchill
Jacket photographGetty Images
Endpaper illustr.Clare Curtis

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