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Lighthousekeeping - Jeanette Winterson
Lighthousekeeping
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Lighthousekeeping tells the tale of Silver ("My mother called me Silver. I was born part precious metal, part pirate."), an orphaned girl who is taken in by blind Mr. Pew, the mysterious and miraculously old keeper of a lighthouse on the Scottish coast. Pew tells Silver stories of Babel Dark, a... show more
Lighthousekeeping tells the tale of Silver ("My mother called me Silver. I was born part precious metal, part pirate."), an orphaned girl who is taken in by blind Mr. Pew, the mysterious and miraculously old keeper of a lighthouse on the Scottish coast. Pew tells Silver stories of Babel Dark, a nineteenth-century clergyman. Dark lived two lives: a public one mired in darkness and deceit and a private one bathed in the light of passionate love. For Silver, Dark's life becomes a map through her own darkness, into her own story, and, finally, into love.One of the most original and extraordinary writers of her generation, Jeanette Winterson has created a modern fable about the transformative power of storytelling.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780156032896 (0156032899)
Publisher: Mariner Books
Pages no: 252
Edition language: English
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linakv
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4.0 Lighthousekeeping
I finally read this today, and it was very quick and easy. I loved the writing style so much, and it was very nice. I don't really have a lot to say about it, because I don't really know how to describe it. It was a good story about storytelling.
The Drift Of Things
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ReaderMarija's Reviews
ReaderMarija's Reviews rated it
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This is the second of Winterson’s novels that I’ve read, the first being Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Both are rather good in their way; some parts are written very well with humorous phrasings and other passages that evoke beautiful imagery with poetic undertones. But my main criticism for both ...
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!"
Kate Says: "Reading Is Fun!" rated it
4.0 Lighthousekeeping
Jeanette Winterson came to Chicago during the tour of this book. It was a very exciting reading that I will never forget. I brought my books to be signed by her and she was very gracious and quite personable when it was my turn to speak to her. We all must remember, myself included, that even grea...
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