Sexing the Cherry (Paperback)
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Short Description for Sexing the Cherry Interweaving elements of fantasy and history, this novel chronicles the adventures of Jordan, who lives with his mother by the Thames during the reign of Charles II, as he follows his dreams to the end of the world, and beyond.
- Published: 01 September 1998
- Format: Paperback 167 pages
- ISBN 13: 9780802135780 ISBN 10: 0802135781
- Sales rank: 238,450
Reviews for Sexing the Cherry
Sexing your Mind
I simply adored this book. The novel, acknowledged by the Sunday Telegraph as "entrancing and fabulous", tells the story of the Dog Woman and Jordan, the boy with the river name. Their universe - London of the 17th century - becomes a universe in which the limit is established by imagination and the voyages become magical when they happen in our minds. Jordan, a dreamer, sets out looking for love and truth "I have set off and found that there is no end to even the simplest journey of the mind. I begin, and straight away a hundred alternative routes present themselves. I choose one, no sooner begin, than a hundred more appear" to discover himself , in the end, because "the future and the present and the past exist only in our minds." Playing with time and catching a glimpse of the character in 1990 London, at the end of the book, are not only hints of what Jordan uttered but also recurrent Winterson themes.The Dog Woman, a fabulous but also tender character reminds us of Rablais' grotesque characters.
Besides the magic realism that features in the books written by Winterson in the '80s ("The Passion" is one of those), a constant theme in her writings is the one of the secret life, a life that happens beyond everybody else's glances, whether they are real or imaginary.
"Are we all living like this? Two lives, the ideal outer life and the inner imaginative life where we keep our secrets?"
"Sexing the Cherry" is a novel that conveys the force to take us to a fairy land, a fairy land for adults, where returning home means finding yourself. by Alina Tomi