Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Author Jeanette Winterson
ISBN-10 0802120873
ISBN-13 9780802120878
Year 2013-03-12
Pages 240
Language English
Publisher Grove Press
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Magnificent A tour de force of literature and love Vogue Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal is raucous It hums with a dark refulgence from its first pages Singular and electric Winterson s life with her adoptive parents was often appalling but it made her the writer she is The New York Times Winterson is one of the most daring and inventive writers of our timesearingly honest yet effortlessly lithe as she slides between forms exuberant and unerring demanding emotional and intellectual expansion of herself and of us In Why Be Happy Winterson s emotional life is laid bare in a bravely frank narrative of truly coming undone For someone in love with disguises Winterson s openness is all the more moving there s nothing left to hide and nothing left to hide behind ElleJeanette Wintersons bold and revelatory novels have earned her widespread acclaim establishing her as a major figure in world literature She has written some of the most admired books of the past few decades including her internationally best selling first novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents that is now often required reading in contemporary fiction classes Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal is a memoir about a lifes 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 waiting for Armageddon about growing up in a north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition 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 other peoples literature one that shows how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights a life raft that supports us when we are sinking Witty acute fierce and celebratory Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal is a tough minded search for belongingfor love identity home and a mother

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Christmas Days

Christmas Days Author Jeanette Winterson
ISBN-10 9781473546950
Release 2016-11-10
Pages 304