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Condemned to shoulder the world, for ever, by the gods he dared defy, freedom seems unattainable to Atlas. But then, he receives an unexpected visit from Heracles, the one man strong enough to share the burden - and it seems they can strike a bargain that might release him...Jeanette Winterson asks difficult questions about the nature of choice and coercion in her dazzling retelling of the myth of Atlas and Heracles. Visionary and inventive, believable and intimate, "Weight" turns the familiar on its head to show us ourselves in a new light.

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Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit won the Whitbread prize for Best First Novel. Since then she has published seven other novels, including The Passion, Written on the Body and The PowerBook, a collection of short stories, The World and Other Places, a book of essays, Art Objects and most recently a children's picture book, The King of Capri. She has adapted her work for TV, film and stage. Her books are published in 32 countries. She lives in Oxfordshire and London.

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Jeanette Winterson's first novel, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit, won the Whitbread prize for Best First Novel. Since then she has published several other novels, including Written on the Body, The Passion, The World and Other Places and most recently a children's picture book, The King of Capri. She has adapted her work for TV, film and stage. Her books are published in 36 countries. She lives in Oxfordshire and London.

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