Lighthousekeeping

Lighthousekeeping

by Jeanette Winterson
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Lighthousekeeping by Jeanette Winterson


Lighthousekeeping tells the tale of Silver ("My mother called me Silver. I was born part precious metal, part pirate."), an orphaned girl who is taken in by blind Mr. Pew, the mysterious and miraculously old keeper of a lighthouse on the Scottish coast. Pew tells Silver stories of Babel Dark, a nineteenth-century clergyman. Dark lived two lives: a public one mired in darkness and deceit and a private one bathed in the light of passionate love. For Silver, Dark's life becomes a map through her own darkness, into her own story, and, finally, into love.

One of the most original and extraordinary writers of her generation, Jeanette Winterson has created a modern fable about the transformative power of storytelling.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780156032896
Publisher: Houghton Mifflin Harcourt
Publication date: 10/18/2011
Edition description: First Edition
Pages: 248
Sales rank: 851,111
Product dimensions: 5.25(w) x 8.00(h) x 0.56(d)

About the Author


JEANETTE WINTERSON is the author of several works of fiction, essays, and, most recently, a children's picture book. Her numerous awards include the Whitbread First Novel Award, the John Llewelyn Rhys Prize, and the E. M. Forster Award. She lives in Oxfordshire and London.

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Lighthousekeeping 4.5 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 2 reviews.
Guest More than 1 year ago
Wonderful story. Beautifully written, I was sad to see it come to an end.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago