This is a very unique by Margaret Atwood, a wonderful master storyteller!
Margaret Atwood has always been fascinated by Shakespearean plays as I realized in her many talks here in Stratford at the Stratford Festival. She has really thought about the plays a lot and always finds them so full of angst and revenge. But who would have thought that inmates in a prison could act the Tempest, a play that is about revenge and past pains.
But what is more, the story follows Felix as he stages a Tempest like no other. Not only did it have the promise to boost his reputation but also heal his emotional wounds as well.
Well, that was the plan. Does it remake Felix as his enemies fall? Now that is a question that I will have to leave you with so that I don’t give the whole story away!
I believe that this is one of Margaret Atwood’s triumph’s! I have never quite read a story like this.
Rating: 5 stars
Reviewed by: Irene S. Roth