Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (MYTHS)

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The author of Oranges are Not the Only Fruit and The Passion: Written on the Body rewrites the myth of Atlas and Hercules, finding new meaning in this ancient tale. 75,000 first printing. $100,000 ad/promo.

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"A masterpiece" (Scotland on Sunday)

"Playful, expansive and full of heart" (The Times)

"A touching meditation on the difficult journey to self-knowledge, and also extremely funny, communicating verve and wit" (Guardian)

"Profound and provocative" (Daily Mail)

"Alternatively earthy and mythopoetic, funny, meditative and personal . . . Winterson artfully illustrates the interplay of free will and destiny, desire and responsibility" (Independent on Sunday)

"Weight is a masterpiece . . . Rewrites and reconfirms what fiction is, was, and might become" (Scotland on Sunday)

"Transcendent . . . It's not the weight of her intellect that strikes you but its lightness, an unembarrassed vigour that seems to lead it along a tightrope of sanity" (Herald)

"Winterson's precise prose explores issues of loneliness, responsibility and freedom with clarity and vision, offering the gift of seeing things afresh" (The Good Book Guide)

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A strikingly original and profound slice of mythology from the award-winning author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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