Poison. The Hogarth Shakespeare installment that retells Othello is titled, New Boy, and is written by Tracy Chevalier. The action is set in the 1970’s, mostly in a Washington D.C. grade school playground. Chevalier pulls key elements from the tragedy, and condenses the story in ways that prove that the poison of manipulation and racism and sheer evil can find a place even in a playground.
Rating: Four-star (I like it)
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