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The World and Other Places

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Written by Jeanette WintersonAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Jeanette Winterson

  • Format: Trade Paperback, 240 pages
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  • Publisher: Vintage
  • On Sale: June 20, 2000
  • Price: $13.95
  • ISBN: 978-0-375-70236-5 (0-375-70236-9)
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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. Here is a universe where rooms go missing, women give birth to their lovers, and the young contemplate God's creative powers through pet tortoises.

"Winterson is a grand warrior. . .a modern writer, a modern thinker. . . . Her images are fantastic." --Los Angeles Times

"Like a literary periscope scanning island after island in the sea of Winterson's imagination." --Boston Book Review