A convict, a writer-trickster, a quarantine
Loved this review, Sam. Not read this book (and not a huge fan of Dickens, probably due to being forced to read 'Dombey and Son' as an undergrad, which was handy as a doorstop but didn't really thrill me as a work of literature), but I love the comparison you make with Jean Rhys' 'Wide Sargasso Sea'. I think it's really interesting when a writer takes an earlier text and does something really interesting with it. Sadly, I am not in Adelaide this November, otherwise your adaptation looks thrilling! :)
This is great. I think I read it when it came out and will see if I can dig it out and put it on my TBR pile. I think I will get much more from it now, thank you!
loved this Sam. wish i could see the show. (few tweaks to this, and that’s your programme note done too!)