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Miranda in Milan

(2019)
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With Miranda in Milan, debut author Katharine Duckett reimagines the consequences of Shakespeare's The Tempest, casting Miranda into a Milanese pit of vipers and building a queer love story that lifts off the page in whirlwinds of feeling.

After the tempest, after the reunion, after her father drowned his books, Miranda was meant to enter a brave new world. Naples awaited her, and Ferdinand, and a throne. Instead she finds herself in Milan, in her father's castle, surrounded by hostile servants who treat her like a ghost. Whispers cling to her like spiderwebs, whispers that carry her dead mother's name. And though he promised to give away his power, Milan is once again contorting around Prospero's dark arts.

With only Dorothea, her sole companion and confidant, to aid her, Miranda must cut through the mystery and find the truth about her father, her mother, and herself.

Genre: Horror

Praise for this book

"Miranda in Milan is a wondrous tale that turns Shakepeare's world sideways, to reveal everything he left out -- and to show us that the greatest magic comes from claiming your freedom." - Charlie Jane Anders

"This book is for everybody who ever wondered if the wizard Prospero maybe wasn't that great of a dad. Delightful!" - Elizabeth Bear

"Miranda in Milan beautifully and deftly uncovers the secrets hidden in the shadows of Shakespeare's story." - Tina Connolly

"With gorgeous prose and an unflinching understanding of the characters she's been given, Duckett has crafted a deeply satisfying finish to the story Shakespeare started telling." - Sarah Gailey

"Unsettling, romantic, and intricate, Duckett's debut builds a house of horrors within the walls of Shakespeare's rich, strange work." - Max Gladstone

"I'm so jealous of Katharine Duckett. She's taken my favorite Shakespeare play and made Miranda the heroine she always should have been. This beautifully written fantasy is full of court intrigue and family secrets, marking Duckett as a writer you're going to read for years to come." - Daryl Gregory

"Love and lust, mothers and monsters, magicians and masked balls, all delivered with Shakespearean panache." - Nicola Griffith

"Miranda in Milan is a marvel of a story, full of strange and powerful magic, love, and other wonders. A brilliant take on what happens after the close of The Tempest." - Kat Howard

"Gorgeous and engrossing, Miranda in Milan gives us a look at what happens when a fish out of water returns to her pond, forever changed." - Mur Lafferty

"If you love Shakespeare as much as I do, reading something like Miranda in Milan is a pure delight. Even more so when written by someone as brilliant as Katharine Duckett. (This is good. Really good.)" - Jenn Lyons

"Glorious and transformative, this may not be the continuation Shakespeare intended, but it is the one that we deserve." - Seanan McGuire

"Duckett's novella expands the world of Shakespeare's tale in wonderful ways. Part Gothic, part romance, part mystery, and perhaps most of all a novella about working one's way out of the assumptions of a sheltered life, Miranda in Milan is a delight." - Malka Older

"Miranda in Milan is somehow both utterly charming and perfectly sinister, and altogether delightful. A pleasure for any lover of romance, myth, and magic -- whether or not they're fans of the Bard." - Cherie Priest


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March 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: Miranda in Milan
Author(s): KATHARINE DUCKETT
ISBN: 1-250-30632-9 / 978-1-250-30632-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tor.com
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Audio Editions

June 2019 : Audio CD
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Title: Miranda in Milan
Author(s): Katharine Duckett
ISBN: 1-79970-844-6 / 978-1-79970-844-5
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March 2019 : USA Audio edition
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Title: Miranda in Milan
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March 2019 : Australia Audio edition
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Title: Miranda in Milan
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March 2019 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: Miranda in Milan
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March 2019 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Miranda in Milan
Author(s): Katharine Duckett
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Kindle Editions

March 2019 : USA, Australia, Canada, UK Kindle edition
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Title: Miranda in Milan
Author(s): Katharine Duckett
Publisher: Tor.com
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   Amazon AU