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.
Winterson is a rangy pirate, a world-swashbuckler, a plunderer of stories, literatures and hearts
Gorgeously written, shockingly moving...a wonderful, unforgettable read. Buy it for someone you really love
Winterson writes with evangelical assurance, vaulting ambition, total control...witty, original, and good at what she does
Mischievous and intelligent, determined to provoke thoughts about love's reason, and its risk
Brilliant, evocative writing... Winterson never seems to put a foot wrong... It is funny, clever, entertaining and wholly delightful
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Jeanette Winterson OBE was born in Manchester. Adopted by Pentecostal parents she was raised to be a missionary. This did and didn’t work out. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is based on her own upbringing but using herself as a fictional character. Read an extract of the novel below