If you haven’t read The Scarlet Letter, read it now. If you read it long ago, read it again. Then savor this contemporary, feminist retelling of an American classic from a writer who gives us a stronger, more resilient 20th century Hester for whom living a meaningful life is paramount. An added bonus is getting to know her daughter, Pearl, whose life is a reflection on what our mothers can teach us, if we are ready to learn.
“Elayne Clift renders a stirring, contemporary retelling of Nathaniel Hawthorne’s classic, The Scarlet Letter. Clift captures the spirit of Hester and Pearl and recasts them in a dramatic, compelling and expansive story. She cuts across time and culture and excavates connections that bind the hearts of women, no matter the century.”
Chiquita Mullins Lee, Playwright, Pierce to the Soul