“Winterson’s fiction is a fine invitation into this deeply Shakespearean vision of imagination as the best kind of truth-telling.”
NO MAJOR SPOILERS
The Gap Of Time is Jeanette Winterson’s cover version of Shakespeare’s The Winter’s Tale. Given a modern day setting it tells of Financier Leo Kaiser, and his deranged jealousy of his wife and his best friend. He torments himself with thoughts of the two together and manages to convince himself that the child she is carrying is not his.
A baby left in a BabyHatch in New Bohemia, America, is found by a man and his son and taken home to be cared for as their own.
Seventeen years later ruined lives collide with each other across time.