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  • Published: 1 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099598299
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $22.99
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The Powerbook


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Intense, erotic, incandescent in the power and beauty of its prose, The PowerBook is an astonishing achievement.

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.

  • Pub date: 1 September 2014
  • ISBN: 9780099598299
  • Imprint: Vintage
  • Format: Paperback
  • Pages: 256
  • RRP: $22.99

About the Author

Jeanette Winterson

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.

Discovering early the power of books she left home at 16 to live in a Mini and get on with her education. After graduating from Oxford University she worked for a while in the theatre and published her first novel at 25. Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit is based on her own upbringing but using herself as a fictional character. She scripted the novel into a BAFTA-winning BBC drama. 27 years later she re-visited that material in the bestselling memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? She has written 10 novels for adults, as well as children’s books, non-fiction and screenplays. She writes regularly for the Guardian. She lives in the Cotswolds in a wood and in Spitalfields, London.

She believes that art is for everyone and it is her mission to prove it.

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Praise for The Powerbook

“Winterson is a rangy pirate, a world-swashbuckler, a plunderer of stories, literatures and hearts”

Ali Smith, Scotsman

“Gorgeously written, shockingly moving...a wonderful, unforgettable read. Buy it for someone you really love”

Simon Schama, Mail on Sunday

“Winterson writes with evangelical assurance, vaulting ambition, total control...witty, original, and good at what she does”

Observer

“Mischievous and intelligent, determined to provoke thoughts about love's reason, and its risk”

The Times

“Brilliant, evocative writing... Winterson never seems to put a foot wrong... It is funny, clever, entertaining and wholly delightful”

Spectator


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