The Gap of Time
'A shining delight of a novel' -New York Times * 'Clever and beautiful...it soars' -Financial Times
A baby girl is abandoned, banished from London to the storm-ravaged American city of New Bohemia. Her father has been driven mad by jealousy, her mother to exile by grief. Seventeen years later, Perdita doesn't know a lot about who she is or where she's come from - but she's about to find out.
Jeanette Winterson's cover version of The Winter's Tale vibrates with echoes of Shakespeare's original and tells a story of hearts broken and hearts healed, a story of revenge and forgiveness, a story that shows that whatever is lost shall be found.
'Emotionally wrought and profoundly intelligent... A supremely clever, compelling and emotionally affecting novel that deserves multiple readings to appreciate its many layers' -Mail on Sunday * 'There are passages here so concisely beautiful they give you goosebumps' -Observer * 'Pulsates with such authenticity and imaginative generosity that I defy you not to engage with it' -Independent