Hag-Seed, the Tempest Retold by Margaret Atwood

Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold by Margaret Atwood
Read by R.H. Thomson
‘One of the world’s major writers.’  —  The Guardian
Margaret Atwood’s novel take on Shakespeare’s play of enchantment, revenge and second chances leads us on an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own.
Felix is at the top of his game as Artistic Director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. His productions have amazed and confounded. Now he’s staging a Tempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, it will heal emotional wounds. 

Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda, and also brewing revenge. 

After 12 years, revenge finally arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison. Here, Felix and his inmate actors will put on his Tempest and snare the traitors who destroyed him. It’s magic! But will it remake Felix as his enemies fall?

‘Atwood joins the roll call of literary stars retelling Shakespeare’s plays … masterful … My favourite retelling so far.’  —  The Bookseller
‘Everything she forms in words has substance and weight.’  —  The Daily Telegraph

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