The Powerbook

The Powerbook

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The PowerBook is twenty-first century fiction that uses past, present and future as shifting dimensions of a multiple reality. The story is simple. An e-writer called Ali or Alix will write to order anything you like, provided that you are prepared to enter the story as yourself and take the risk of leaving it as someone else. You can be the hero of your own life. You can have freedom just for one night. But there is a price to pay.show more

Product details

  • Paperback | 256 pages
  • 128 x 196 x 26mm | 181.44g
  • Vintage Publishing
  • VINTAGE
  • London, United Kingdom
  • English
  • 0099285436
  • 9780099285434
  • 96,153

Review quote

"Winterson is a rangy pirate, a world-swashbuckler, a plunderer of stories, literatures and hearts" -- Ali Smith Scotsman "Gorgeously written, shockingly moving...a wonderful, unforgettable read. Buy it for someone you really love" -- Simon Schama Mail on Sunday "Winterson writes with evangelical assurance, vaulting ambition, total control...witty, original, and good at what she does" Observer "Mischievous and intelligent, determined to provoke thoughts about love's reason, and its risk" The Times "Brilliant, evocative writing... Winterson never seems to put a foot wrong... It is funny, clever, entertaining and wholly delightful" Spectatorshow more

About Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson OBE is the author of ten novels, including The Passion, Sexing the Cherry and Written on the Body, a book of short stories, The World and Other Places, a collection of essays, Art Objects as well as many other works, including children's books, screenplays and journalism. Her writing has won the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the E. M. Forster Award and the Prix d'argent at Cannes Film Festival. Visit her website at www.jeanettewinterson.comshow more

Review Text

"Winterson is a rangy pirate, a world-swashbuckler, a plunderer of stories, literatures and hearts"show more

Back cover copy

'Mischievous and intelligent, determined to provoke thought's about love's reason, and its risk' The Times An e-writer called Ali or Alix will write to order anything you like, provided that you are prepared to enter the story as yourself and take the risk of leaving it as someone else. You can be the hero of your own life. You can have freedom just for one night. But there is a price to pay. 'Brilliant, evocative writing... Winterson never seems to put a foot wrong... It is funny, clever, entertaining and wholly delightful' Spectator 'Gorgeously written, shockingly moving... a wonderful, unforgettable read. Buy it for someone you really love' Simon Schama, Mail on Sundayshow more

Rating details

3,705 ratings
3.64 out of 5 stars
5 24% (879)
4 33% (1,210)
3 30% (1,129)
2 10% (382)
1 3% (105)
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