Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles

Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles

Jeanette Winterson


With wit and verve, the prize-winning writer of Sexing the Cherry and Oranges are usually not the one Fruit brings the legendary determine of Atlas into the gap age and units him unfastened eventually. In her retelling of the tale of a god tricked into keeping the realm on his shoulders and his short reprieve, she units tricky questions on the character of selection and coercion, how we elect our personal future and whilst can release ourselves from our seeming destiny. eventually in paperback, Weight is a bold, seductive addition to Canongate’s formidable sequence of myths via the world’s so much acclaimed authors.

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