Waiting on Wednesday [200] MIRANDA AND CALIBAN by Jacqueline Carey

Waiting on Wednesday is hosted by Breaking the Spine, and is a fun way to share your excitement for upcoming book releases. I saw this book on someone else’s WoW pick a few weeks ago, and I just had to share it as well. I am in LOVE with the cover! Plus, Shakespeare! And Jacqueline Carey!

Miranda and CalibanIn William Shakespeare’s The Tempest, the action of the entire play unfolds over the course of a single day. But what happened on the island in the twelve years leading up to that day? Why does the magician Prospero keep his daughter Miranda ignorant of her history? Why does he take the supposedly monstrous Caliban under his wing?

Miranda is a lonely child. For as long as she can remember, she and her father have lived in isolation in the abandoned Moorish palace. There are chickens and goats, and a terrible wailing spirit trapped in a pine tree, but the elusive wild boy who spies on her from the crumbling walls and leaves gifts on their doorstep is the isle’s only other human inhabitant. There are other memories, too: vague, dream-like memories of another time and another place. There are questions that Miranda dare not ask her stern and controlling father, who guards his secrets with zealous care: Who am I? Where did I come from? The wild boy Caliban is a lonely child, too; an orphan left to fend for himself at an early age, all language lost to him. When Caliban is summoned and bound into captivity by Miranda’s father as part of a grand experiment, he rages against his confinement; and yet he hungers for kindness and love. This darkly re-imagined vision of Shakespeare’s beloved tale is told in their voices and is rife with issues of power and control, innocence and sexuality. Lovers of the fantastic, the classic, and beautiful writing will fall in love with Carey’s imaginative retelling.

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Miranda and Caliban by Jacqueline Carey. Releases in February 2017 from Tor Books. This just seems like it will push all the right buttons for me. Plus, did I mention I love the cover??

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Posted June 8, 2016 by Tammy in Waiting on Wednesday / 12 Comments

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12 responses to “Waiting on Wednesday [200] MIRANDA AND CALIBAN by Jacqueline Carey

  1. Wow. That… Wow. I might have put this on my wishlist.

    Confession, though: I haven’t read anything by Jacqueline Carey yet. I have Kushiel’s Dart, but I’ve been a little apprehensive about reading it, given what I’ve heard about the story…
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    • Tammy

      I confess too…I’m a Jacqueline Carey newbie as well. And I’m actually dying to read Kushiel’s Dart, I even have a copy:-)

  2. I must have seen this about the same time you did because it’s already on my TBR. Tor has been sending me invitations to review quite a few books but I doubt I could be so lucky to get one for this. There is something really pretty about that cover. I’ve never read any Carey either.
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