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Written on the Body

Winterson, Jeanette (Book - 1993)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
Written on the Body
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The most beguilingly seductive novel to date from the author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. Winterson chronicles the consuming affair between the narrator, who is given neither name nor gender, and the beloved, a complex and confused married woman.
Authors: Winterson, Jeanette, 1959-
Title: Written on the body
Publisher: New York : Knopf : Distributed by Random House, 1993
Edition: 1st American ed
Characteristics: 190 p. ; 20 cm
Notes: "This is a Borzoi book"--T.p. verso
ISBN: 067942007X
Branch Call Number: Fiction
Statement of Responsibility: Jeanette Winterson
Subject Headings: Married women England Fiction
Topical Term: Married women
LCCN: 92054475
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Nov 09, 2013
  • oshkin rated this: 5 stars out of 5.

One of the most beautifully written, heart-wrenching books I've ever read--it reads like prose poetry and has a passion that will surprise and move most readers.

Mar 18, 2011
  • lil_miss_information rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

This book is famous for not giving the gender of the narrator, but someone I didn't even notice that. Asked later if I'd imagined the narrator as a man or a woman, I said 'neither.' I should probably re-read it...


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