Weight: The Myth of Atlas and Heracles (Myths)

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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.

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"A masterpiece" (Scotland on Sunday)

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"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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