Lady Macbeth's Daughter
By Lisa M. Klein
(Bloomsbury Publishing PLC, Hardcover, 9781599903477, 291pp.)
Publication Date: October 13, 2009
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The daughter Macbeth might have had, if Shakespeare had thought to create her
Albia has grown up with no knowledge of her mother of her father, the powerful Macbeth. Instead she knows the dark lure of the Wychelm Wood and the moors, where she's been raised by three strange sisters. It's only when the ambitious Macbeth seeks out the sisters to foretell his fate that Albia's life becomes tangled with the man who leaves nothing but bloodshed in his wake. She even falls in love with Fleance, Macbeth's rival for the throne. Yet when Albia learns that she has the second sight, she must decide whether to ignore the terrible future she foresees--or to change it. Will she be able to save the man she loves from her murderous father? And can she forgive her parents their wrongs, or must she destroy them to save Scotland from tyranny?
In her highly anticipated follow-up to "Ophelia," Lisa Klein delivers a powerful reimagining of Shakespeare's "Macbeth," featuring a young woman so seamlessly drawn it seems impossible she was not part of the Bard's original play.