Sexing the Cherry

Sexing the Cherry

Jeanette Winterson

SEXING THE CHERRY – Buy it here.

Set in the 17th century, Sexing the Cherry is the story of Jordan, an orphan found floating on the River Thames, and his keeper, The Dog Woman, a huge and monstrous creature with a powerful right hook and a wide vocabulary. It celebrates the power of the imagination as it playfully juggles with our perception of history and reality; love and sex; lies and truth; and twelve dancing princesses who lived happily ever after, but not with their husbands.

“Entrancing… fabulous… Its language retains the clear music of poetry” – Sunday Telegraph

‘A book of innocence and bawdiness, fury and joy…needs to be read and re-read’ – The Times

‘Read it and marvel. Jeanette Winterson’s voice is startlingly original, and her imaginative feats are utterly dazzling’ – Cosmopolitan

‘Her stories and characters levitate off the page into dancing life… A bold, bizarre and timely book’ – Independent

‘Simple prose shows the subtlest of minds behind it, swift, confident and dazzling’  – Financial Times


PUBLICATION DATE: 4th September 2014