Title: Gap of Time, The
Authors: Winterson, Jeanette
Genre: Fiction
Pages: 290
Year: 2015
Language: English
Description: In this re-imagining of Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale, King Leontes is transformed into Leo, a hedge fund manager, his wife Hermione becomes Mimi, a French singer, and King Polixenes morphs into Xeno, a computer game-designer. With the kingdoms of Sicilia and Bohemia becoming London and the American Deep South, the stage is set for Leo's irrational jealousy and its tragic consequences: sexual obsession; friendships destroyed, hearts broken, exile and a child abandoned.

This is a timeless story of redemption and forgiveness, with the power and mystery of the original play cleverly captured by these contemporary characters and settings.

Categories: Fiction, Contemporary, Grief/loss, Literature oriented, Relationships, Tragedy/disaster, 2018 Titles


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By: WELL 066 2018-09-14 14:01:53
Our group was divided over this book, with approximately a 50/50 split. It was interesting that half loved it, and the other half really disliked it - it was not a book that anyone felt lukewarm about. The Shakespeare connection was very polarising.

By: CHCH 064 2018-07-30 14:01:55
Maybe it's a book better to read twice. Book notes were excellent. A clever, dark and savage piece of writing. Not many really enjoyed it, but a few did.

By: ALEXA 004 2018-07-30 13:59:39
What an amazing book! Such a clever writer with a wonderful connection on every page.

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