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