I, Iago by Nicole Galland

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“Nicole Galland is exceptionally well versed in the fine nuances of storytelling.”
St. Petersburg Times

“Galland has an exceptional gift.”
—Neal Stephenson

The critically acclaimed author of The Fool's Tale, Nicole Galland now approaches William Shakespeare's classic drama of jealousy, betrayal, and murder from the opposite side. I, Iago is an ingenious, brilliantly crafted novel that allows one of literature's greatest villains--the deceitful schemer Iago, from the Bard's immortal tragedy, Othello--to take center stage in order to reveal his "true" motivations. This is Iago as you've never known him, his past and influences breathtakingly illuminated, in a fictional reexamination that explores the eternal question: is true evil the result of nature versus nurture...or something even more complicated?


About Nicole Galland

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Nicole Galland is the author of 3 previous novels: The Fool's Tale, Revenge of the Rose, and Crossed: A Tale of the Fourth Crusade. After growing up on Martha's Vineyard and graduating with honors from Harvard, she divided most of the next 16 years between California and New York City before returning to the Vineyard to stay. During those 16 years she variously made her living in theatre, screenwriting, magazine publishing, grad-schooling, teaching, temping, and random other enterprises. She is the co-founder of Shakespeare for the Masses, a project that irreverently makes the Bard accessible to the Bardophobics of the world. She is married to actor Billy Meleady.
Published April 24, 2012 by William Morrow Paperbacks. 400 pages
Genres: History, Literature & Fiction. Fiction

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When Othello and Iago meet at a ball, they immediately connect, recognizing that they are both outsiders who don’t really want to fit into society, Iago for his mouth and Othello for his black skin.

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Shakespeare's tightly constructed plot balloons in the novel form, as Galland retells the action from Iago's point-of-view and with much of Iago's commentary.

Jun 12 2012 | Read Full Review of I, Iago

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