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By Elizabeth Nunez

ISBN-10: 0792739396

ISBN-13: 9780792739395

ISBN-10: 161775532X

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“The very identify of Elizabeth Nunez’s gripping and richly imagined 6th novel, Prospero’s Daughter, distances her paintings from either the unique Tempest (in which the daughter, Miranda, is likely to be the least built of all Shakespearean heroines) and from the various postcolonial reactions to the play . . . Nunez, who's a grasp at pacing and plotting, explores the motivations at the back of Caliban’s outburst, hatching a wholly new tale that's encouraged through Shakespeare, yet no longer beholden to him.”
—New York occasions publication Review

“Masterful . . . easily awesome . . . [an] beautiful retelling of The Tempest.”
—Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

“Absorbing . . . [Nunez] writes novels that resound with thunder and fury.”
—Essence

“A tale in regards to the transformative energy of affection . . . Readers are bound to benefit from the journey.”
—Black concerns e-book Review

Prospero’s Daughter is a charming sport of Shakespeare’s The Tempest set on a verdant Caribbean island through the top of tensions among the local inhabitants and British colonists. utilizing Shakespeare’s play as a template to deal with questions of race, category, and tool, Nunez turns an intimate eye to an not likely bond shaped among a boy and a woman of disparate backgrounds.

When Peter Gardner’s ruthless scientific genius leads him to test on his unwitting patients—often on the price in their lives—he flees England, looking an environ the place his experiments may proceed with out scrutiny. He arrives together with his three-year-old-daughter, Virginia, in Chacachacare, an remoted island off the coast of Trinidad, within the early 1960s.

Gardner considers the locals to be not anything greater than savages. He assumes possession of the house of a servant boy named Carlos, seeing in him an appropriate topic upon whom to proceed his amoral clinical paintings. still, he educates the boy along Virginia. As Virginia and Carlos develop and are available of age jointly, they shape a covert courting that violates the superseded mores of colonial rule.

When Gardner unveils the pair’s dating and accuses Carlos of a massive act, the research into in point of fact left as much as a curt, stonehearted British inspector, whose inquiries deliver to gentle a horrendous mystery. At turns epic and intimate, Prospero’s Daughter is among the most interesting novels of the earlier decades.

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