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Sexing the cherry

Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: New York : Grove Press, ©1989.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : English : 1st Grove Press pbk. edView all editions and formats
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Bizarre images and bawdy laughter galvanize this splendid English farce about a prodigious giantess and her explorer son in 17th-century London. Jordan fetches the first pineapple to the court of Charles II, while his mother, The Dog Woman, wreaks vengeance upon Puritans in a brothel. The plague; the flying princesses who defy laws of the courts and gravity; Jordan's travels to the floating city and the botanical  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fantasy fiction
Historical fiction
Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Jeanette Winterson
ISBN: 0802135781 : 9780802135780
OCLC Number: 40045667
Description: 167 p. ; 21 cm.
Responsibility: Jeanette Winterson.

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Bizarre images and bawdy laughter galvanize this splendid English farce about a prodigious giantess and her explorer son in 17th-century London. Jordan fetches the first pineapple to the court of Charles II, while his mother, The Dog Woman, wreaks vengeance upon Puritans in a brothel. The plague; the flying princesses who defy laws of the courts and gravity; Jordan's travels to the floating city and the botanical wonders of the New World--the tale nips easily in and out of history and fantasy. The two characters eventually merge into the grievously polluted life of modern London. Metaphors abound with polemics on environmental concerns and politics of past and present. Not for the Jackie Collins set: readers need a background in surrealism to follow this story. -- Library Journal.

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