Saturday, October 19, 2013
A rose by any other name
A WOUNDED NAME by Dot Hutchison. Carolrhoda LAB, 2013.
The headmaster, Hamlet, is dead. Ophelia mourns his loss as he was one of the few people at her boarding school who understood the demons who haunted her after her mother's suicide. But now, he is gone, and his son Dane is also being haunted by demons. Hutchison places the elements of Shakespeare's play in the present day, populates it with familiar characters, and set the wheels of the tragedy in motion. Tie this one to SOMETHING ROTTEN by Alan Gratz and other variations of the story.