About I, Iago
• Paperback: 400 pages
• Publisher: William Morrow Paperbacks (April 24, 2012)
From the author of The Fool’s Tale comes a brilliantly-crafted retelling of Shakespeare’s Othello in which the “true” motivations of literature’s greatest villain, Iago, are revealed. Everyone knows Shakespeare’s classic tragedy of friendship and betrayal, love and jealousy: Othello. But the real story lies deep in the culture and biases of Venice and the childhood of a young man named Iago who could not escape his status as “runt of the litter” in his family nor his “distasteful” tendencies toward honesty that made him a social outcast.
In Nicole Galland’s I, Iago we follow Iago from his childhood days playing pranks with young, naive Roderigo to falling in love with Emilia to betraying his closest friends and family, sealing his fate as one of the most notorious villains of all time.
“This is an astonishing work of imaginative empathy, buttressed by deep research and enriched by lively storytelling. In I, Iago, Galland takes one of Shakespeare’s most enigmatic characters and creates a full life for him, sweeping the reader into the vibrant world of Venetian intrigue and the carrying us, also, to the deep places of the human heart.” — Geraldine Brooks, Pulitzer Prize-winning author
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.
Nicole’s Tour Stops
Tuesday, April 24th: Elle Lit.
Wednesday, April 25th: Dwell in Possibility
Monday, April 30th: Life In Review
Tuesday, May 1st: Unabridged Chick
Thursday, May 3rd: Picky Girl
Tuesday, May 8th: BookNAround
Wednesday, May 9th: No More Grumpy Bookseller
Thursday, May 10th: Wandering Thoughts of a Scientific Housewife
Monday, May 14th: Reading With Martinis
Tuesday, May 15th: A Library of My Own
Wednesday, May 16th: The Whimsical Cottage
Thursday, May 17th: From L.A. to LA