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The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
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Sep 18, 2007

really liked it
Recommended for: anyone who likes a story with imagined history and ideas of love

This book was also a one day read. The book is in four parts with basically two narrators, Henri, a young man from a small village who becomes a soldier and cook for Napoleon Bonaparte. He becomes friends with a midget and a defrocked priest. The other narrator is Villanelle, a young woman, who is much wanted but belongs really only to herself. At one point her heart is stolen by an older woman. She gets it back. In her youth, she sometimes dresses as a boy and works at a casino dealing cards and picks pockets. The book traces their lives in their early adulthood. A line in the book that pops up a few times is: I am telling you stories. Trust me. I like the stories Jeanette Winterson tells so far (I've only read 3 of her books) and I trust her to tell interesting ones.
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message 1: by J-Lynn (last edited Aug 25, 2016 12:37PM) (new)

J-Lynn This sounds fascinating!

Evan It was. I keep thinking about this book. You know how some books haunt you? I should re-read it.

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