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Jeanette Winterson
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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. Her latest novel is Lighthousekeeping, heralded as "a brilliant, glittering, piece of work" (The Independent). She lives in London and the Cotswolds.

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Art & Lies

Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 20, 1996
Price: $13.95

Winterson gives us an 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; a woman artist named Picasso; and the lesbian poet Sappho.  Out of their interwoven stories come an impassioned, philosophical, and above all, daring novel... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Art & Lies

Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $9.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Art Objects
Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 4, 1997
Price: $15.00

In these ten intertwined essays, one of our most provocative young novelists proves that she is just as stylish and outrageous an art critic. For when Jeanette Winterson looks at works as diverse as the Mona Lisa and Virginia Woolf's The Waves, she frees them from layers of preconception and restores... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Art Objects
Essays on Ecstasy and Effrontery
Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: eBook, 208 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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Gut Symmetries

Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 28, 1998
Price: $15.00

One of England's most renown contemporary novelists redraws the romantic triangle for the post-Einsteinian universe, where gender is as elastic as matter, and any accurate Grand Unified Theory (GUT) must encompass desire alongside electromagnetism and gravity.

On a boat in the mid-Atlantic, Alice, a brilliant English theoretical physicist, begins an affair with... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Gut Symmetries

Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

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The PowerBook

Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 9, 2001
Price: $16.00

Adding to an already astounding body of work that explores the nature of love and desire, Jeanette Winterson (Sexing the Cherry, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, The Passion) presents a stunning novel that probes the boundaries of the Internet.

Ali writes stories on email for anyone who wants them. She promises... Read more >
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The PowerBook

Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $11.99

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Also available as a trade paperback.

The World and Other Places
Stories
Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: eBook, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $9.99

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The World and Other Places
Stories
Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: June 20, 2000
Price: $13.95

With language as dazzling as the wondrous visionary landscapes 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... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

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Written on the Body

Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: Trade Paperback, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: February 1, 1994
Price: $14.95

Winner of the Lambda Literary Award

The narrator of Written on the Body has neither name nor gender; the beloved is a married woman. As Winterson chronicles their consuming affair, she compels us to see love stripped of clichés and categories, as a visceral phenomenon necessary for emotional completion.

PRAISE FOR Written... Read more >
Also available as an eBook.

Written on the Body

Written by Jeanette Winterson


Format: eBook, 192 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: April 17, 2013
Price: $11.99

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