Publication Date: 04/03/1999 ISBN: 9780099274537 Category:

The World And Other Places

Jeanette Winterson

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Publication Date: 04/03/1999 ISBN: 9780099274537 Category:
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In this, her first collection of short stories, Winterson reveals all the facets of her extraordinary imagination. In prose that is full of imagery and word-play, she creates physical and psychological worlds that are at once familiar and yet shockingly strange.

Publisher Review

"A greatly gifted and original writer...there is an exhilarating freshness and energy to this collection" * Observer * "This first book of short stories will delight her fans with their daring. Whether in a world where sleep is illegal or on an island of diamonds where the rich wear coal jewellery, Winterson is the mistress of the short story" -- Jessica de Rothschild * Tatler * "The quality of her writing has remained constant: precise, fluent, perfectly judged. This collection is another refinement of that art, studded with metaphors and unexpected asides" * Independent on Sunday * "The short story form was made for Jeanette Winterson...mesmerising prose poems" * The Times * "Her stories transport us into the dizzyingly fertile mind of one of Britain's most prodigiously gifted authors...breathtaking" * Scotland on Sunday *

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