The Passion

The Passion

Jeanette Winterson

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What you risk reveals what you value. How is it that one day life is orderly and you are content, a little cynical perhaps, but on the whole just so, and the without warning you find the solid floor is a trapdoor and you are now in another place whose geography us uncertain and whose customs are strange.

Travellers at least have a choice. Those who set sail know that things will not be the same as at home. Explorers are prepared. But for us, who travel along the blood vessels, who come to the cities of the interior by chance, there is no preparation. We who were fluent find a foreign language. I’m telling you stories. Trust me.

‘Magical touches dance like highlights over the briliance of this fairy tale about passion, gambling, madness and androgynous ecstasy’

– Edmund White