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Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles

by Jeanette Winterson
£9.99   paperback  Canongate Books Ltd (2018)

Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles by Jeanette Winterson The free man never thinks of escape.
 
Condemned to shoulder the world - for ever - by the gods he dared defy, freedom seems unattainable to Atlas.
 
But then he receives an unexpected visit from Heracles, the one man strong enough to share the burden - and it seems they can strike a bargain that might release him...
 
Visionary and inventive, believable and intimate, Weight turns the familiar on its head, making light of fate and offering the chances of choice.

"Winterson plays with the ancient tale with promiscuous wit and exuberant fantasy... [she] produces some exquisitely filmic prose that is almost mythopoetic."
(Stevie Davies, Independent)

ISBN 13: 9781786892492 | ISBN 10: 1786892499

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