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In this arousing and wise improvisation on art, Eros, and identity a train hurtles through the future with three passengers on board: a disillusioned surgeon named Handel, whose humanity has been sacrificed to intellect; a woman artistnamed Picasso, cast out by a family that drove her to madness; and the lesbian poet Sappho, who has propagated her subversive gospel through centuries of censorship and exile. Out of their interwoven stories comes an impassioned, philosophical, and above all, daring novel that burns with phosphorescent prose. On every page! 206p.
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In ten interconnected essays, the author of Art & Lies explores the active role of art in the modern world, offering writings on painting, modernism, autobiography, style, the future of fiction, Virginia Woolf, and her own relationship to her work. Reprint. 15,000 first printing.
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Ever edging fiction forward, Acker's indelible imprint of 'authentic desire' leaves a legacy of writing that will endure. This selection - in chronological sequence - includes excerpts from all of her works, among them The Burning Bombing of America: The Destruction of the U.S. (1972); The Adult Life of Toulouse Lautrec (1975); 'New York City in 1979' (1981); Don Quixote (1986); My Mother: Demonology (1993); and, Pussy, King of the Pirates (1996). 335p. Pap.
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Originally published in 1985, Winterson's extraordinary debut novel received unanimous international praise, including the prestigious Whitbread Prize for best first fiction for its funny poignant exploration of a young girl's quirky adolescence. 176p.
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Surreal saga of young man's voyages. 167p.
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The Passion

By Jeanette Winterson

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Perhaps the author's most highly acclaimed work of fiction, THE PASSION is set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars., intertwining the destinies of two remarkable people. Henri,. a simple French soldier, who follows Napoleon from glory to Russian ruin; and Villanelle, the red-haired, web-footed daugther of a Venetian boatman, whose husband has gambled away her heart. In Venice's compound of carnival, chance, and darkness, the pair meet their singular destiny. 160p.
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Jeanette Winterson's first collection demonstrates her mastery of the short story. With language as dazzling as the wondrous visionary landscape 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. A universe where rooms go missing, women give birth to their lovers, and the young contemplate God's creative powers through pet tortoises. Beguiling stories, by turns startingly passionate and cannily satirical. 228p.
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Winterson brings Atlas into the twenty-first century, simultaneously asking her own difficult questions about the nature of choice and coercion and how we forge our own destiny, tasked as we are, by the weight(s) of existence. The author, in positing an updated version of the possibility of escaping into even momentary freedom from what obliges us to 'carry the weight', turns the familiar on its head, presenting a different truth's dazzling effect. 151p.
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Traces the author's lifelong search for happiness as the adopted daughter of Pentecostal parents who raised her through practices of fierce control and paranoia, an experience that prompted her to search for her biological mother.
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This memoir is the chronicle of a life’s work to find happiness. It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth (matt for everyday and a pearlized set for ‘best’) and a revolver in the dresser drawer; about growing up in a north England industrial town in the 1960s and 1970s; and about the universe as a cosmic dustbin. It is the story of how a painful past, which Winterson thought she had written over and repainted, rose to haunt her later in life, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also a book about literature, one that shows how fiction and poetry can guide us when we are lost. 230p.
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The author of the best-selling Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit traces her life-long search for happiness as the adopted daughter of Pentecostal parents who raised her in a north England industrial town through practices of fierce control and paranoia, an experience that prompted her to search for her biological mother and turn for solace to the literary world. 50,000 first printing.
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Memories of the author about her difficult childhood as the adopted daughter of an English mother with strong religious convictions, and her subsequent search for her biological mother.
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Traces the author's lifelong search for happiness as the adopted daughter of Pentecostal parents who raised her through practices of fierce control and paranoia, an experience that prompted her to search for her biological mother.
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This novel's narrator has neither name nor gender' the beloved is a married woman. And as author Jeanette Winterson chronicles their consuing affair, she compels readers to see love stripped of cliches and categories, as a phenomenon as visceral as blood and organs, bone and tissue - and as strange an an undiscovered continent. Sure, why not? 190p.
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