“[Winterson] produces some exquisitely filmic prose that is almost mythopoetic.” Independent
“An original and challenging approach … profound and provocative.” Daily Mail
“A touching meditation on the difficult journey to self-knowledge, and also extremely funny, communicating verve and wit.” Guardian
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.