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- Houghton Mifflin Harcourt 2006; US$ 14.99
Lighthousekeeping tells the tale of Silver ("My mother called me Silver. I was born part precious metal, part pirate."), an orphaned girl who is taken in by blind Mr. Pew, the mysterious and miraculously old keeper of a lighthouse on the Scottish coast. Pew tells Silver stories of Babel Dark, a nineteenth-century clergyman. Dark lived two lives: a... more...
- Knopf Canada 2014; US$ 19.95
'There is no such thing as autobiography, there is only art and lies'. Set in a London of the near future, its three principal characters, Handel, Picasso and Sappho, separately flee the city and find themselves on the same train, drawn to one another through the curious agency of a book. Stories within stories take us through the unlikely love affairs... more...
- Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 17.95
The story of Atlas and Heracles Atlas knows how it feels to carry the weight of the world; but why, he asks himself, does it have to be carried at all? In Weight ? visionary and inventive, yet completely believable and relevant to the questions we ask ourselves every day ? Winterson?s skill in turning the familiar on its head to show us a different... more...
- Knopf Canada 2010; US$ 19.95
A glimpse into unlikely love braved in the face of the void. On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet?pristine and habitable, like our own 65 million years ago, before we took it to the edge of destruction. And off the air, Billie and Spike are falling in love. What will happen when their story combines with the world?s story, as they... more...
- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 21.00
Heartbreaking and funny: the true story behind Jeanette's bestselling and most beloved novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit . 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. Oranges became an international... more...
- Knopf Canada 2011; US$ 19.95
Motherless and anchorless, red-headed Silver is taken in by the timeless Mr. Pew, keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse, located at the isolated northwestern tip of Scotland. Pew teaches her to ?man the light? but more importantly he tells her ancient tales of longing and rootlessness, of ties that bind and of the slippages that occur throughout every... more...
- The Text Publishing Company 2012; US$ 19.95
The Titan Atlas has led a failed rebellion against the gods of Olympus and is condemned to bear the weight of the earth and the heavens for eternity. Jeanette Winterson brings Atlas' story into the twenty-first century, with thorny questions about the nature of choice and coercion and about how we forge our own destiny. more...
- Canongate Books 2010; US$ 12.46
Condemned to shoulder the world "for ever" by the gods he dared defy, freedom seems unattainable to Atlas. But then he receives an unexpected visit from Heracles, the one man strong enough to share the burden, and it seems they can strike a bargain that might release him . . . Jeanette Winterson asks difficult questions about the nature of choice... more...
- HarperCollins Publishers 2010; Not Available
From one of Britain?s best-loved literary novelists comes a magical, lyrical tale of the young orphan Silver, taken in by the ancient lighthousekeeper Mr. Pew, who reveals to her a world of myth and mystery through the art of storytelling. more...
- Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group 2013; US$ 16.00
Winterson enfolds her seventh novel within the world of computers, and transforms the signal development of our time into a wholly human medium. The story is simple: an e-mail writer called Ali will compose anything you like, on order, provided you're prepared to enter the story as yourself and risk leaving it as someone else. You can be the hero of... more...