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The Gap of Time

William Shakespeare's The Winter's Tale Retold: A Novel · Hogarth Shakespeare

by Jeanette Winterson Author · Penelope Rawlins Narrator


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The Winter's Tale is one of Shakespeare's "late plays." It tells the story of a king whose jealousy results in the banishment of his baby daughter and the death of his beautiful wife. His daughter is found and brought up by a shepherd on the Bohemian coast, but through a series of extraordinary events, father and daughter, and eventually mother too, are reunited.
In The Gap of Time, Jeanette Winterson's cover version of The Winter's Tale, we move from London, a city reeling after the 2008 financial crisis, to a storm-ravaged American city called New Bohemia. Her story is one of childhood friendship, money, status, technology and the elliptical nature of time. Written with energy and wit, this is a story of the consuming power of jealousy on the one hand, and redemption and the enduring love of a lost child on the other.
From the Hardcover edition.

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Penguin Random House Audio Publishing Group
Random House Audio
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Hogarth Shakespeare


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Jeanette Winterson (Author)

Jeanette Winterson OBE has written ten novels, children's books, non-fiction works, 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 i...

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Jeanette Winterson
Narrator :
Ben Onwukwe
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Penelope Rawlins
Narrator :
Mark Bazeley
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