Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles

Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles

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by Jeanette Winterson
     
 

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ISBN-10: 1841957992

ISBN-13: 9781841957999

Pub. Date: 09/28/2006

Publisher: Canongate U.S.

With wit and verve, the prize-winning author of Sexing the Cherry and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit brings the mythical figure of Atlas into the space age and sets him free at last. In her retelling of the story of a god tricked into holding the world on his shoulders and his brief reprieve, she sets difficult questions about the nature of choice and

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With wit and verve, the prize-winning author of Sexing the Cherry and Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit brings the mythical figure of Atlas into the space age and sets him free at last. In her retelling of the story of a god tricked into holding the world on his shoulders and his brief reprieve, she sets difficult questions about the nature of choice and coercion, how we choose our own destiny and at the same time can liberate ourselves from our seeming fate. Finally in paperback, Weight is a daring, seductive addition to Canongate’s ambitious series of myths by the world’s most acclaimed authors.

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9781841957999
Publisher:
Canongate U.S.
Publication date:
09/28/2006
Series:
Myths Series
Edition description:
Reprint
Pages:
176
Sales rank:
764,629
Product dimensions:
5.10(w) x 7.70(h) x 0.70(d)

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