The Sexing the Cherry Community Note includes chapter-by-chapter summary and Sexing the Cherry study guide contains a biography of Jeanette Winterson . Sexing the Cherry is Jeanette Winterson’s third novel, following Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit () and The Passion (). A fantasy on the theme of. Sexing the Cherry (Winterson, Jeanette) [Jeanette Winterson] on * FREE* shipping on qualifying offers. In a fantastic world that is and is not.

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Weaved expert “I had sex with a man once: But it’s Winterson’s introspection on love and relationships, their possibilities and their limits, conveyed deftly through her inventive fables, that make me love this book. This is real life.

Nobody could even tell me what it all meant. Sexing the Cherry Winterson, Jeanette.

Sexing the Cherry by Jeanette Winterson

After that they lived happily ever after, of course. Apr 18, Elise rated it liked it.

Matter, that thing the most solid and well-known, which you are holding in your hands and which makes up your body, is now known to be mostly empty space. However, it does have some vivid sexual scenes very few, if any, of them appealing in a “highlight the good bits and pass it around among your friends” sort of way.

They speak what I long to be. Chegry book leaves me more peaceful in the face of complexity in the world. It’s a story about storytelling.

I could be anywhere, and since I can’t describe myself I can’t ask for help. However, after reading it for the third time, I’d recommend it to anyone who enjoys a literary challenge. A soundtrack of grunts and a big sigh at the end. Once inside he tied her up and waited for the wicked witch to arrive.


Surprisingly, this was too strange and disjointed for my taste. Yet the characters in this novel still seem to desire love, as I believe we all do. Anyone can invent an identity and claim to have read like a zillion books and then post up fake reviews. This review has been hidden because it contains spoilers.

Another time I put on a CD to listen to. A wonderful imagination is compromised by trying far too hard to be lyrically interesting, leaving its subjects as crude and sloppy afterthoughts to the writer’s aspirations.

But as for what I did understand, there are parts of this book that are bewitching, and then there are parts that drag so much it is as if there is no life in them. I could see flashes jeanefte brilliance in this book the dancing princesses, the character of dog-womanhowever none of it was fleshed out to any sort of degree to jeaentte me want to read on.

On the other hand, she gives her storylines several layers of meaning, so that the complexity of human desire and exploration is in focus, not a banal equation of word and meaning.

She is also editor of a series of new editions of novels by Virginia Woolf published in the UK by Vintage. Both of them could have used a ladder, but they were in love. I don’t know how else to put it. Winterdon division does not exist. The humor and grittiness of the plot, as well as the insightful explorations of time, space, matter, meaning, love, and life make this short novel as rewarding as it is dense, while still effortless to read.

Have you heard of rich people? PB stabs blindly at the photo of Ellen Degenares. Now you have like 20 million people on this site. To ask other readers questions about Sexing the Cherryplease sign up. Let me explain a little.


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Amazon Drive Cloud storage from Amazon. I do it all the time myself, but in this case I found myself in a noisy conversation, where I tried to listen to the author and the characters, while someone else was telling me basic facts.

Customers who viewed this item also viewed. I actually happen to know that for a fact, because I had a silent co-reader on the first 31 pages. Towards the end of the book, we are introduced to another pair of characters, now in While arguably intelligent she lacks the poetic ability required to pull off a style like this, using language which distracts and detracts from the world she is struggling to present.

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He shook his head and assured me that nothing was proof against love. View all 3 comments. She has also edited Midsummer Nightsa collection of stories inspired by opera, by contemporary writers, to commemorate the 75th anniversary of the Glyndebourne Festival of Opera.

Society shuns them, can’t accept them, and the anger and pain build up. Thanks for telling jexnette about the problem.

Languages Italiano Edit links. I am confounded by the shining water and the size of the world” Published August 10th by Grove Press first published January 1st Winterson, for being so magical. What exactly is it that I did not like?