Hamlet's Twin

Hamlet's Twin

Authors: Aquin, Hubert

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

ISBN: 9781551996233

Classification: Fiction

Synopsis: Written as a screenplay, Hamlet’s Twin chronicles the unusual honeymoon of a contemporary young couple, Nicholas and Sylvie Vanhesse, as they travel to Norway, and, eventually, to a mythical archipelago near the North Pole. Nicholas, while playing Fortinbras in a television production of Hamlet, becomes obsessed with the thought that Fortinbras was Hamlet’s estranged twin. His trip to Norway becomes a symbolic journey towards claiming his own rights and achieving his own revenge. Hubert Aquin’s Hamlet’s Twin is as tragic and as full of self-conscious riddles as its namesake.

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