The Stone Gods

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Harcourt, 2007 - Fiction - 206 pages
21 Reviews
This new world weighs a yatto-gram. But everything is trial-size; tread-on-me-tiny or blurred-out-offocus huge. There are leaves that have grown as big as cities, and there are birds that nest in cockleshells. On the white sand there are long-toed claw prints deep as nightmares, and there are rock pools in hand-hollows finned by invisible fish . . . Mankind has rendered its planet unlivable and is beginning to colonize a new blue planet. Our heroine Billie Crusoe's flight to the future is also a return to the distant past--Everything is imprinted forever with what once was. What begins as a witty, satirical futurist adventure deepens into a dazzling exploration of our relationship to environment, to power and technology, and to what defines us as humans. For over twenty years Jeanette Winterson has consistently been one of our most brilliant writers. Lyrical, visionary, by turns funny and devastating, The Stone Gods is fiction at its most provocative.

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User Review  - Gary Foss - Goodreads

The bad news: If you haven't read Jeanette Winterson yet then your life has been, hitherto, a waste. The good news: Not to worry; it's not too late. There's plenty of her work around and you can get ... Read full review

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User Review  - Jillian - Goodreads

There are some books you love because the story is so good, and others because the writing is so beautiful. And some have both! This book isn't really a gripping page-turner, but it's beautiful and ... Read full review

About the author (2007)

JEANETTE WINTERSON is the author of eight novels, a short-story collection, a book of essays, and, most recently a children's picture book. She has won numerous awards, including the Whitbread First Novel Award, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, and the E. M. Forster Award. She lives in Oxfordshire and London.

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