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    Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? (CD-Audio) By (author) Jeanette Winterson, Read by Jeanette Winterson

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    DescriptionJeanette Winterson's bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. She has written some of the most acclaimed books of the last three decades, including her internationally bestselling first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents that is considered one of the most important books in contemporary fiction. Jeanette's adoptive mother loomed over her life until Jeanette finally moved out at sixteen because she was in love with a woman. As Jeanette left behind the strict confines of her youth, her mother asked, ?Why be happy when you could be normal This memoir is the chronicle of a life's work to find happiness. It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser drawer; about growing up in a north England industrial town in the 1960s and 1970s; and about the universe as a cosmic dustbin. It is the story of how a painful past, which Winterson thought she had written over and repainted, rose to haunt her later in life, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also a book about literature, one that shows how fiction and poetry can guide us when we are lost. Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a tough-minded search for belonging ? for love, identity, and a home.


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    Title
    Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Jeanette Winterson, Read by Jeanette Winterson
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 165 mm
    Height: 137 mm
    Thickness: 18 mm
    Weight: 177 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781469282725
    ISBN 10: 1469282720
    Classifications

    B&T Book Type: NF
    BIC E4L: BIO
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: T4.0A
    BIC subject category V2: BM
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T General Subject: 170
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 03
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    DC22: B
    BIC subject category V2: JFSK1
    BISAC V2.8: BIO007000
    BISAC Merchandising Theme: TP090
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/FEMINE
    DC22: 823/.914
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 55580
    B&T Approval Code: A23306400
    Ingram Theme: SEXL/LESBIN
    Ingram Subject Code: JA
    Libri: I-JA
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO026000
    B&T Approval Code: P25109401
    LC subject heading:
    BISAC V2.8: BIO031000, SOC017000
    LC subject heading:
    LC classification: PR6073.I558 Z46 2011C
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Imprint name
    BRILLIANCE AUDIO
    Publication date
    12 March 2013