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Sexing the Cherry / Edition 1
     

Sexing the Cherry / Edition 1

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by Jeanette Winterson
 

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ISBN-10: 0676973485

ISBN-13: 2900676973487

Pub. Date: 10/24/2000

Publisher: Knopf Canada

In a fantastic world that is and is not seventeenth-century England, a baby is found floating in the Thames. The child is rescued by the Dog Woman, a murderous gentle giant who names her newfound trophy Jordan and takes him out for walks on a leash. When he grows up, Jordan, like Gulliver, travels the world, but finds that the strangest wonders are spun out of his

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In a fantastic world that is and is not seventeenth-century England, a baby is found floating in the Thames. The child is rescued by the Dog Woman, a murderous gentle giant who names her newfound trophy Jordan and takes him out for walks on a leash. When he grows up, Jordan, like Gulliver, travels the world, but finds that the strangest wonders are spun out of his own head. The strangest wonder of all is Time. Does it exist? What is its nature? Why does every journey conceal another journey within its lines? What is the relationship between seventeenth-century Jordan and twentieth-century Nicholas Jordan, a naval cadet in a warship? And who are the Twelve Dancing Princesses? With a story full of shimmering epiphanies, Jeanette Winterson again demonstrates the keenness of her craft and the singularity of her vision.

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ISBN-13:
2900676973487
Publisher:
Knopf Canada
Publication date:
10/24/2000
Edition description:
New Edition
Pages:
160

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Sexing the Cherry 4.3 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 6 reviews.
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Jeanette Winterson is one of the finest contemporary authors. This, her third book (unless you count Boating For Beginners), is the first real stretching for her. The narrative used in this book is original and fun, but also there are some meaty little things to think about here. If you've never read Jeanette Winterson's work, start with Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and work forward (it's really cool to see her develop). If you've read other works by her, this is another great book to read!
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