Written on the Body (Paperback)Jeanette Winterson (author)
- In stock
'This book is a deep, sensual plunge, a worship of the body, inside and out' The Times
In a quiet English suburb, a love affair ignites. For our nameless narrator, Louise is the last in a long line of explosive passions, but the first to have broken their heart. With Louise's husband, Elgin, blocking love's course, their affair is doomed to unravel - until, that is, a terrible choice must be made.
With its witty and masterful prose, Written on the Body takes the reader on a beguiling and defying exploration of love and its physical forms.
'An ambitious work, at once a love story and a philosophical meditation on the body' Sunday Telegraph
Publisher: Vintage Publishing
Number of pages: 192
Weight: 138 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 12 mm
Winterson's novels are about exploding our complacent notions of the real, breaking down received ideas of gender, time and space... John Donne wrote, "Love...makes one little room, as everywhere." Winterson's novel arrives at a similar affirmation * Time Out *
An ambitious work, at once a love story and a philosophical meditation on the body...the result is a work that is consistently revelatory about the phenomenon of love * New York Times Book Review *
You may also be interested in...
“A craftsman at work..”
Jeanette Winterson in my eyes is a genius at writing. This book most definitely is one that should be read! The one thing that will stand out the most with this novel, is the originality of a genderless narrator. The... More
“Tender and passionate all at once”
This novel is one of my favourites largely because of the scrupulous, intimate imagery. Winterson does not hold back with her description, and this book truly shows it. It is a through exploration of love - all its... More
Please sign in to write a review
Would you like to proceed to the App store to download the Waterstones App?
Alternatively, for multiple items you may find it easier to add to basket, then pay online and collect in as little as 2 hours, subject to availability.