Hamnet : a novel of the plague
    (2020)

    Fiction

    Book

    Call Numbers:
    NEW FICTION/O'FARRELL,M

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New & Popular Fiction NEW FICTION/O'FARRELL,M Due: 8/11/2020
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Details

PUBLISHED
New York : Alfred A. Knopf, 2020
EDITION
First American edition
DESCRIPTION
305 pages ; 25 cm
ISBN/ISSN
9780525657606, 0525657606 :, 0525657606, 9780525657606, 9780525657606
LANGUAGE
English
NOTES

"A thrilling departure: a short, piercing, deeply moving novel about the death of Shakespeare's 11 year old son Hamnet--a name interchangeable with Hamlet in 15th century Britain--and the years leading up to the production of his great play. England, 1580. A young Latin tutor--penniless, bullied by a violent father--falls in love with an extraordinary, eccentric young woman--a wild creature who walks her family's estate with a falcon on her shoulder and is known throughout the countryside for her unusual gifts as a healer. Agnes understands plants and potions better than she does people, but once she settles with her husband on Henley Street in Stratford she becomes a fiercely protective mother and a steadfast, centrifugal force in the life of her young husband, whose gifts as a writer are just beginning to awaken when his beloved young son succumbs to bubonic plague. A luminous portrait of a marriage, a shattering evocation of a family ravaged by grief and loss, and a hypnotic recreation of the story that inspired one of the greatest masterpieces of all time, Hamnet is mesmerizing, seductive, impossible to put down--a magnificent departure from one of our most gifted novelists"--