ART AND LIES – Buy it here
Set in a London of the near future, Art & Lies’ 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 of one Doll Sneerpiece, an eighteenth-century bawd, and into the world of painful beauty where language has the power to heal. Art & Lies is a question and a quest: How shall I live?
‘If we want language to be handled with vitality and suppleness, if we want to consider serious questions of philosophy, art and sexuality, if we want writers to aspire to beauty, then we should be glad of Jeanette Winterson… she is a writer who will continue to astonish, to please and to vex. Art & Lies does all these things’ – Literary Review
PUBLICATION DATE: March 2010 (reissue)