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Prospero's Daughter

Condition: BRAND NEW
ISBN: 9781617755323
Author(s): Elizabeth Nunez
Format: Paperback
Year: 2016
Publisher: Akashic Books,U.S.
Dimensions: 137 x 15 x 213 (w x l x h)
Pages: 320

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The very title of Elizabeth Nunez s gripping and richly imagined sixth novel, Prospero s Daughter, distances her work from both the original Tempest (in which the daughter, Miranda, is perhaps the least developed of all Shakespearean heroines) and from the many postcolonial reactions to the play . . . Nunez, who is a master at pacing and plotting, explores the motivations behind Caliban s outburst, hatching an entirely new story that is inspired by Shakespeare, but not beholden to him. New York Times Book Review Masterful . . . simply wonderful . . . [an] exquisite retelling of The Tempest. Kirkus Reviews (starred review) Absorbing . . . [Nunez] writes novels that resound with thunder and fury. Essence A story about the transformative power of love . . . Readers are sure to enjoy the journey. Black Issues Book Review Prospero s Daughter is a captivating recreation of Shakespeare s The Tempest set on a verdant Caribbean island during the height of tensions between the native population and British colonists. Using Shakespeare s play as a template to address questions of race, class, and power, Nunez turns an intimate eye to an unlikely bond formed between a boy and a girl of disparate backgrounds. When Peter Gardner s ruthless medical genius leads him to experiment on his unwitting patientsoften at the expense of their liveshe flees England, seeking an environ where his experiments might continue without scrutiny. He arrives with his three-yea Please click here to ask a question
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