Hamnet Cover

O’Farrell enters the world of Shakespeare’s family, left behind in Stratford, through the eyes of his wife, Agnes. Little is known about Shakespeare’s life and probably less about his family life, but we do know he had a daughter and then twins, a boy and a girl, and that the boy, Hamnet, died young, probably of plague. O’Farrell takes us to Tudor England, and uses this event to explore the nature of family, love, and grief, in this powerful, beautiful story.