Jeanette Winterson – The Gap of Time


“I saw the strangest sight tonight.” New Bohemia. America. A storm. A black man finds a white baby abandoned in the night. He gathers her up – light as a star – and decides to take her home.

London. England. After the financial crash. Leo Kaiser knows how to make money, but he doesn’t know how to manage the jealousy he feels towards his best friend and his wife. Is his newborn baby even his?

New Bohemia. Seventeen years later. A boy and a girl are falling in love, but there’s a lot they don’t know about who they are and where they come from.

Jeanette Winterson’s cover version of The Winter’s Tale vibrates with echoes of the original but tells a contemporary story where time itself is a player in a game of high stakes that will end in either tragedy or forgiveness. It shows us that however far we have been separated, whatever is lost shall be found.

Author: Jeanette Winterson
Narrator: Ben Onwukwe, Mark Bazeley, Penelope Rawlins
Duration: 7 hours 9 minutes
Released: 15 Jan 2010
Publisher: Random House AudioBooks
Language: English

User Review:

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Jeanette Winterson always offers something beautiful and poetic, The Gap of Time, is no exception. Creative, interesting, sad, funny and poignant. Im obsessed with time – so this was even more so of interest for me.