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Hag-Seed

(2016)
The Tempest Retold
(The fourth book in the Hogarth Shakespeare series)
A novel by

 
 
NEW YORK TIMES BESTSELLER . The beloved author of The Handmaid's Tale reimagines Shakespeare's final, great play, The Tempest, in a gripping and emotionally rich novel of passion and revenge.

"A marvel of gorgeous yet economical prose, in the service of a story that's utterly heartbreaking yet pierced by humor, with a plot that retains considerable subtlety even as the original's back story falls neatly into place." - The New York Times Book Review

Felix is at the top of his game as artistic director of the Makeshiweg Theatre Festival. Now he's staging aTempest like no other: not only will it boost his reputation, but it will also heal emotional wounds. Or that was the plan. Instead, after an act of unforeseen treachery, Felix is living in exile in a backwoods hovel, haunted by memories of his beloved lost daughter, Miranda. And also brewing revenge, which, after twelve years, arrives in the shape of a theatre course at a nearby prison.

Margaret Atwood's novel take on Shakespeare's play of enchantment, retribution, and second chances leads us on an interactive, illusion-ridden journey filled with new surprises and wonders of its own.

Praise for Hag-Seed

"What makes the book thrilling, and hugely pleasurable, is how closely Atwood hews to Shakespeare even as she casts her own potent charms, rap-composition included. . . . Part Shakespeare, part Atwood, Hag-Seed is a most delicate monster - and that's 'delicate' in the 17th-century sense. It's delightful." - Boston Globe

"Atwood has designed an ingenious doubling of the plot of The Tempest: Felix, the usurped director, finds himself cast by circumstances as a real-life version of Prospero, the usurped Duke. If you know the play well, these echoes grow stronger when Felix decides to exact his revenge by conjuring up a new version of The Tempest designed to overwhelm his enemies." - Washington Post

"A funny and heartwarming tale of revenge and redemption . . . Hag-Seed is a remarkable contribution to the canon." - Bustle

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

May 2017 : UK Hardback

Title: Hag-Seed
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1-4448-3242-5 / 978-1-4448-3242-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Charnwood
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October 2016 : UK Hardback
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Title: Hag-Seed
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1-78109-022-X / 978-1-78109-022-0 (UK edition)
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-345-80926-2 / 978-0-345-80926-1 (USA edition)
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October 2016 : USA Hardback
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Title: Hag-Seed: William Shakespeare's The Tempest Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-8041-4129-0 / 978-0-8041-4129-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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Paperback Editions

August 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hag-Seed
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-09-959402-1 / 978-0-09-959402-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Vintage
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
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ISBN: 0-345-80927-0 / 978-0-345-80927-8 (USA edition)
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May 2017 : USA Paperback
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Title: Hag-Seed: William Shakespeare's The Tempest Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-8041-4131-2 / 978-0-8041-4131-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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October 2016 : UK Paperback
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Title: Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 1-78109-023-8 / 978-1-78109-023-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Hogarth
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Audio Editions

October 2016 : USA Audio CD
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Title: Hag-Seed (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
ISBN: 0-7352-8657-4 / 978-0-7352-8657-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Audio
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hag-Seed
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October 2016 : Canada Audio edition
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October 2016 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold
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October 2016 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
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October 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
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Kindle Editions

October 2016 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Knopf Canada
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October 2016 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Hag-Seed: William Shakespeare's The Tempest Retold: A Novel (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Hogarth
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October 2016 : Australia, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Hag-Seed: The Tempest Retold (Hogarth Shakespeare)
Author(s): Margaret Atwood
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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