From Our Editors
This poetic and
very mystical historical novel, by Jeanette
Winterson, is set in England during the troubled reign of Charles II. Sexing
The Cherry tells the sorry coming of age tale of Jordan who lives with
his mother the Dog-Woman on the banks of the River Thames. He embarks on a
sexual odyssey that reveals the temporali...
From the Publisher
In the reign of Charles II, Jordan and his mother, the Dog-Woman, live on the banks of the stinking Thames, where they take in sights ranging from the first pineapple in London to Royalist heads on pikes. As a young man, Jordan leaves to travel the world, seeking wonder and knowledge, and learns that every journey conceals another with...
From the Jacket
"The most interesting young writer I have read in twenty years." —Gore Vidal"Sexing the Cherry is fun, challenging, often astonishing. I wholeheartedly recommend it." —The Toronto Star"Read it and marvel. Jeanette Winterson's voice is startlingly poetic and original, and her imaginative feats are utterly dazzling." —Cosmopolitan"A life...