The gap of time : the winter's tale retold / Jeanette Winterson.
By: Winterson, Jeanette.Series: Hogarth Shakespeare: Publisher: London : Hogarth, 2015Description: xvi, 291 pages ; 23 cm.ISBN: 9781781090299.Subject(s): Shakespeare, William, 1564-1616. Winter's tale | English fiction -- 21st century | Fathers and daughters -- FictionDDC classification: 823
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The original -- The cover version -- 1. Watery star -- Spider in the cup -- Bawdy planet -- Is this nothing? -- Goads thorns nettles tails of wasps -- My life stands in the level of your dreams -- Feathers for each wind -- Strangely to some place -- Kites ravens wolves bears -- Interval -- 2. Traffic -- The day of celebration -- Time's news -- Interval -- 3. Ghosts that walk -- I would not prize them without her love -- Here in your city -- If this be magic ... -- Music wake her.
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.