Noted author of the prize winning Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, presents her third book in this novel. Nice copy, a stated First Canadian Edition, very tightly boumd and thus perhaps unread, no names or other markings, very clean pages, with the two bottom corners slightly bumped as a result of being dropped. The DJ is bright, clean, not price clipped, not edgeworn, now protected by a removable mylar sleeve. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In a fantastic world that is and is not seventeenth-century England, a baby is found floating in the Thames. The child, Jordan, is rescued by Dog Woman and grows up to travel the world like Gulliver, though he finds that the world’s most curious oddities come from his own mind. Winterson leads the reader from discussions on the nature of time to Jordan’s fascination with journeys concealed within other journeys, all with a dizzying speed that shoots the reader from epiphany to shimmering epiphany.
From the Back Cover: Jeanette Winterson's dazzling novels have earned her widespread and unanimous international acclaim, establishing her as a major figure in world literature. Sexing the Cherry is an imaginative tour de force exploring history, imagination, and the nature of time. In a fantastic world that is and is not seventeenth-century England, a baby is found floating in the Thames. The child is rescued by the Dog Woman, a murderous gentle giant who names her newfound trophy Jordan and takes him out for walks on a leash. When he grows up Jordan, like Gulliver, travels the world, but finds that the strangest wonders are spun out of his own head. The strangest wonder of all is Time. Does it exist? What is its nature? Why does every journey conceal another journey within its lines? What is the difference between seventeenth-century Jordan and twentieth-century Nicholas Jordan, a navel cadet in a warship? And who are the Twelve Dancing Princesses? With a story full of shimmering epiphanies, Jeanette Winterson again demonstrates the keenness of her craft and the singularity of her vision.
"Sexing the Cherry fuses history, fairy tale, and metafiction into a fruit . . . of a memorably startling flavor." -The New York Times Book Review
"The marvelous and the horrific, the mythic and the mundane overlap and intermingle in this wonderfully inventive novel."-The New York Times
"Sexing the Cherry is a dangerous jewel . . . a mixture of The Arabian Nights touched by the philosophical form of Milan Kundera and told with the grace of Italo Calvino."-San Francisco Chronicle
"Sexing the Cherry is a firecracker. . . . Those who care for fiction that is both idiosyncratic and beautiful will want to read anything [Winterson] writes."-The Washington Post Book World
Jeanette Winterson was born in Lancashire, the adopted daughter of a factory worker and an evangelist. She left home early, went to Oxford, and in 1985 published her first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. She is the author of six novels, a collection of essays, and two screenplays, including Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Her work has been translated into thirteen languages.
Title: SEXING THE CHERRY
Publisher: Lester and Orpen Dennys
Publication Date: 1990
Binding: Cloth/boards HB
Book Condition: Fine
Edition: First Canadian Edition
Book Description Key Porter Books. Hardcover. Condition: VERY GOOD. Light rubbing wear to cover, spine and page edges. Very minimal writing or notations in margins not affecting the text. Possible clean ex-library copy, with their stickers and or stamp(s). Seller Inventory # 2939993113
Book Description Key Porter Books, 2002. Condition: Very Good. 0th Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP95441541
Book Description Key Porter Books, 2002. Condition: Very Good. 0th Edition. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP105443575
Book Description Key Porter Books. Hardcover. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. The dust jacket is missing. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0886192315I3N01
Book Description Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Very Good. Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good. 1st Edition. Very good/fine hard cover edition with very good/fine dust jacket. 1st Canadian Edition. Clean. Tight binding. 167 pages. Seller Inventory # 006283
Book Description Atlantic Monthly Press, New York, 1989. hardcover. Condition: Fine copy in fine dust jacket. 1st edition. 8vo, 167 pp. Seller Inventory # 035968
Book Description Lester & Orpen Dennys, Toronto, 1990. Hard Bound. Condition: Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Fine. First Canadian Edition. Fine in fine dust jacket. First Canadian edition, as stated. Seller Inventory # 015647
Book Description Key Porter Books, Toronto, ON, Canada, 2002. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. First Edition. very light wear. Seller Inventory # 123633
Book Description Key Porter Books. Hardcover. Condition: Fair. 0886192315 Please allow 4 - 14 business days for Standard shipping, within the US. Seller Inventory # POXM-0886192315
Book Description Lester & Orpen Dennys, 1990. Hardcover. Condition: Near Fine. Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine. 1st Edition. Lester & Orpen Dennys, Toronto, 1990, Hardcover First Canadian Edition, author's third book. Book Condition: Very minor shelf wear at bottom boards, otherwise Very Near Fine in like unclipped dust jacket.will be placed in a mylar protective sleeve. Seller Inventory # ABE-1509833814257