The Gap of Time: The Winter's Tale Retold
Jeanette Winterson’s ‘cover’ version of Shakespeare’s tale narrates the story of Leo, a disgraced London banker, whose jealousy and anger lead him to destroy his own life and the things he once held dear. Believing his wife MiMi is having an affair with his best friend and former lover Xeno, Leo refuses to acknowledge paternity of his newly born daughter Perdita. Stricken by uncontrollable jealousy and rage, Leo unleashes a chain of events that leave him wishing he could turn back time. Spanning the diverse locations of post-financial-crash London, and the fictional American city of New Bohemia, the novel moves fluidly through time and shows how love and redemption can co-exist with jealousy and revenge.