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Lighthousekeeping

Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Orlando ; Austin ; New York ; San Diego ; Toronto ; London. : Harcourt, [2004] ©2004.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English : 1st U.S. editionView all editions and formats
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Taken in by the enigmatic blind keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse, an orphaned Silver listens as the aged man recounts stories that center around a nineteenth-century clergyman who lived a paradoxical life.
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Genre/Form: Psychological fiction
Love stories
Lesbian fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 0151011176 9780151011179 9780739462249 0739462245
OCLC Number: 56051027
Description: 232 pages ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Jeanette Winterson.
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Taken in by the enigmatic blind keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse, an orphaned Silver listens as the aged man recounts stories that center around a nineteenth-century clergyman who lived a paradoxical life.

"Orphaned and anchorless, Silver is taken in by blind Mr. Pew, the mysterious and miraculously old keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse. Pew tells Silver ancient tales of longing and rootlessness, of journeys that move through place and time, of passion and betrayal. His stories center on Babel Dark, a local nineteenth-century clergyman who lived two lives: a public one mired in darkness and a private one bathed in a beacon of light. Pew's stories are, for Silver, a map through her own particular darkness, into her own story and, finally, into love. With Lighthousekeeping, Winterson begins a new cycle and a return to the lyrical intimacy of her earliest work. One of the most original and extraordinary writers of her generation, Winterson has created a modern fable about the transformative power of storytelling."--Publisher's description.

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