Adding to an already astounding body of work that explores the nature of love and desire, Jeanette Winterson (Sexing the Cherry
, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit
, The Passion
) presents a stunning novel that probes the boundaries of the Internet.
Ali writes stories on email for anyone who wants them. She promises “freedom just for one night,” but she does not do so without a warning: the story might change you. Ask for an epic love story and you will get one, but Ali will be cast in it, too, and the lines between the real and imagined may blur. Plucking characters from history and myth, Winterson journeys through time and stops in London, Paris, and Capri, all the while melding the language of love with that of computers. In The PowerBook
she has found a brilliant conceit through which to showcase her increasingly bold voice.
“A manifesto for bravery in love...beautiful writing.”–Los Angeles Times
“Winterson writes about love the way van Gogh painted sun-flowers: lovingly, obsessively, always seeking a fresh way to present the subject.”–Entertainment Weekly
“Winterson is way ahead of most writers in finding new ways to tell a story.”–San Francisco Chronicle