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Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson
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bookshelves: contemporary-lit
Recommended for: adults
Read in November, 2006

I don't believe I've ever read anyone who writes quite like Jeanette Winterson. She writes with a kind of sensuality that leaps over the conventional, making it arousing and painfully sad at the same time. It is incredible how she has managed to write a book in which you know not even the gender of the main character, but you know their emotions as intimately as if they were your own. After a single reading of this book, it became one of my favorites; not because the story is tragic (and it is), and not because the characters are vibrant, warm, and real (and they are), but because it is rare and wonderful to find writing that is this advanced, rich, gorgeous, and relatable.
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