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Macbeth's Spinners

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October 24, 2022  |  446 views

Macbeth's Spinners. Book by Justine Johnston Hemmestad. Book coverMacbeth's Spinners begins in Eleventh Century Scotland with the supernatural transformation of the three Greek fates, but witchcraft only serves as a cover for their true mission. To thwart their ancient nemesis, the Greek god Apollo, they consolidate their power to help the warlord Macbeth, though Apollo is aware and tries to crush Macbeth in favor of the Northern invaders. But the purpose of the Fates and Macbeth are intertwined, and in the depths of secrecy and devotion the dominant Fate, Clotho, takes Macbeth into realms beyond himself to set him on his true path.

At its heart, Macbeth's Spinners is a story about love that withstands place and time, while the details of that love are hidden and inescapable. Redemption seeps through the corners of the story and shows innermost vision to be a trustworthy guide, for love is the ultimate transformation. Haunting and sublime, the story follows the shift of mythic personalities at the most important points of their lives.

Author's Notes

I was fascinated that Shakespeare modeled the three witches in Macbeth on the Three Fates in ancient Greek lore, and my story focuses on this little known fact.

About Justine Johnston Hemmestad

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Justine Johnston Hemmestad is an editor, the author of three novels, and is included in several anthologies, including Chicken Soup for the Soul: Recovering from Traumatic Brain Injuries (after having been in a car accident that left her severely brain injured at 19). She is a graduate of The University of Iowa and has also graduated from the English Literature Master’s Degree program with...

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