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The most beguilingly seductive novel to date from the author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman.

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"At once a love story and a philosophical meditation." New York Times Book Review

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A novelist whose honors include England's Whitbread Prize, and the American Academy's E. M. Forster Award, as well as the Prix d'argent at the Cannes Film Festival, Jeanette Winterson burst onto the literary scene as a very young woman in 1985 with Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Her subsequent novels, including Sexing the Cherry, The Passion, Written on the Body, and The PowerBook, have also gone on to receive great international acclaim. Her latest novel is Lighthousekeeping, heralded as "a brilliant, glittering, piece of work" (the Independent). She lives in London and the Cotswolds.

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sunpup, September 1, 2011 (view all comments by sunpup)
Told from the interesting perspective of a genderless narrator, this story follows a lover through the personal account of love found, lost and...
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sunpup, July 22, 2011 (view all comments by sunpup)
I found myself wanting to savor, remember and use many of her poetic phrases. Winterson has a beautiful way with language. Her deliberate ambiguity of the main character's gender and in the final scene is brilliant!
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librarylapin, July 28, 2008 (view all comments by librarylapin)
This is one of the most beautiful books I have ever read. Winterson always weaves a poetic and lyrical brilliance into her work that seems to change everything. If you have ever felt a love that changes definition, you will find yourself here.
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ISBN:
9780679744474
Author:
Winterson, Jeanette
Publisher:
Vintage Books USA
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New York :
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General
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Literary
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Fiction
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England
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Married women
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Love stories
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England Fiction.
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Vintage International
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no. 8, 12, 16
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19940231
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General/trade
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English
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Y
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192
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8.04x5.22x.52 in. .45 lbs.

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