Lighthousekeeping

Winterson, Jeanette

£12.00

From one of Britain’s best-loved literary novelists comes a magical, lyrical tale of the young orphan Silver, taken in by the ancient lighthousekeeper Mr. Pew, who reveals to her a world of myth and mystery through the art of storytelling. Motherless and anchorless, Silver is taken in by the timeless Mr. Pew, keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse. Pew tells Silver ancient tales of longing and rootlessness, of the slippages that occur throughout every life. One life, Babel Dark’s, a nineteenth-century clergyman, opens like a map that Silver must follow, and the intertwining of myth and reality, of storytelling and experience, lead her through her own particular darkness. A story of mutability, talking birds and stolen books, of Darwin and Stevenson and of the Jekyll and Hyde in all of us, Lighthousekeeping is a way into the most secret recesses of our own hearts and minds. Jeanette Winterson is one of the most extraordinary and original writers of her generation, and this shows her at her lyrical best.

1 in stock

Publisher
Fourth Estate
Publisher City
London
Year
2004
Edition
1st
Format
h/b
Author
Winterson, Jeanette
SKU
IYC132189
Categories
Condition
Near fine, 1st edition, unclipped d/j. A little bumping on spine otherwise pristine.
Size
8vo: crown (200 x 140 / 8" x 5_")
Page Count
232
ISBN
9780007181513