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The World and Other Places: Stories

Authors: Winterson, Jeanette
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC029000
ISBN: 9780307763624, Related ISBNs: 0307763625, 0375402403, 0375702369, 0676971660, 0676972551
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 240,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette Winterson's delectable first novel, announced the arrival of 'a fresh voice with a mind behind it,' as Muriel Spark has written. 'She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent deeply abides'--and her reputation and accomplishment have grown with each of her five subsequent novels.

Now, with her first collection--seventeen stories that span her entire career--Jeanette Winterson reveals all the facets of her extraordinary imagination. Whether transporting us to bizarre new geog-raphies--a world where sleep is illegal, an island of diamonds where the rich wear jewelry made of coal--or revealing so perfectly, so exactly, the joy and pain of owning a brand-new dog, she proves herself a master of the short form.

For her readers, a celebration--and for everyone else, a wonderful introduction to this highly original and consistently daring writer, who has become 'one of our most brilliant, visionary storytellers' (San Francisco Chronicle)
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