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Hamlet's Twin

Authors: Aquin, Hubert
Publisher: McClelland & Stewart
BISAC/Subject: FIC045010, BIO000000, FIC002000, FIC010000
ISBN: 9781551996233, Related ISBNs: 0771008007, 1551996235, 9780771008009, 9781551996233
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 126,
Audience: General/trade
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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