“Sexing the Cherry” by Jeanette Winterson

I found this book for $2 at the University of Toronto’s book sale last year and absolutely loved it. It’s strangely confusing, but great at the same time. The story follows a woman known as “The Dog Woman” who is described as a giant and seems to be disgusting in her appearance since the people she meets tend to be scared of her. She has a child named Jordan who follows her on her travels.

The novel doesn’t follow a normal time narrative, but instead it jumps around through time and this makes it confusing and difficult to follow, but it’s still definitely worth a read.

I first came across Winterson when I read “Written on the Body” a few years ago. I fell in love with Winterson’s writing. She’s a master at her craft. “Sexing the Cherry” doesn’t follow a regular narrative scheme, nor does it focus on real occurrences, but Winterson is able to take the reader on a journey with only her words. It’s simply amazing. Give the book a try, you won’t regret it.

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