Synopses & Reviews
With language as dazzling as the wondrous visionary landscapes they evoke, these seventeen works transport the reader to worlds in which sleep is illegal, the lives of lonely department store clerks are transformed by fairies, the rich wear coal jewelry on an island of diamonds, and the living laminate their dead. Here is a universe where rooms go missing, women give birth to their lovers, and the young contemplate God's creative powers through pet tortoises.
"A brilliant collection...speculative, philosophical and surreal....You will fall in love with this writer." The Baltimore Sun
"Winterson is a grand warrior...a modern writer, a modern thinker....Her images are fantastic." Los Angeles Times
"Like a literary periscope scanning island after island in the sea of Winterson's imagination." Boston Book Review
"That Winterson is an original and important writer is surely by now beyond question....One of the pleasures of this collection is that it allows the reader to map the gradual evolution of her writing." The Boston Globe
With language as dazzling as her wondrous visionary landscapes, this first collection of stories by one of literature's most inventive writers transports the reader to a world where sleep is illegal, the rich wear coal jewelry on an island of diamonds, and the living laminate their dead.
About the Author
Jeanette Winterson lives in the English countryside outside London.