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Prospero's Daughter

Prospero's Daughter

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Author: Nunez, Elizabeth
The reissue of Elizabeth Nunez's captivating novel Prospero's Daughter, a brilliantly conceived retelling of Shakespeare's The Tempest.


"The very title of Elizabeth Nunez's gripping and richly imagined sixth novel, Prospero's Daughter, distances her work from both the original Tempest (in which the daughter, Miranda, is perhaps the least developed of all Shakespearean heroines) and from the many postcolonial reactions to the play...Nunez, who is a master at pacing and plotting, explores the motivations behind Caliban's outburst, hatching an entirely new story that is inspired by Shakespeare, but not beholden to him."
--New York Times Book Review

"Masterful...simply wonderful...[an] exquisite retelling of The Tempest."
--Kirkus Reviews (starred review)

"Absorbing...[Nunez] writes novels that resound with thunder and fury."
--Essence

"A story about the transformative power of love...Readers are sure to enjoy the journey."
--Black Issues Book Review

Prospero's Daughter is a captivating recreation of Shakespeare's The Tempest set on a verdant Caribbean island during the height of tensions between the native population and British colonists. Using Shakespeare's play as a template to address questions of race, class, and power, Nunez turns an intimate eye to an unlikely bond formed between a boy and a girl of disparate backgrounds.