|By (author):||Winterson, Jeanette|
|Subject:||BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General|
|BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs|
|Size:||7.99in x 5.18in|
|From The Publisher*|
In 1985, at twenty-five, Jeanette published Oranges, the story of a girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, supposed to grow up to be a missionary. Instead, she falls in love with a woman. Disaster.
|Review Quote*||"Winterson makes the pages sing.... A moving, artfully constructed piece of writing that sustains tension until the last sentence." The Globe and Mail|
"The finest and most hopeful memoir to emerge in many years." The Times (UK)
"Winterson recounts her bizarre and often brutal upbringing with verve, wit and compassion.... Blazingly good." Daily Mail (Best Book)
"The memoir is brave and beautiful, a testament to the forces of intelligence, heart and imagination." The Spectator
A novelist whose honours 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. She lives in London and the Cotswolds.