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RB Large Print, 2004 - Blind - 198 pages
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Orphaned and anchorless, Silver is taken in by blind Mr. Pew, the mysterious and miraculously old keeper of the Cape Wrath lighthouse. Pew tells Silver ancient tales of longing and rootlessness, of journeys that move through place and time, of passion and betrayal. His stories center on Babel Dark, a local nineteenth-century clergyman who lived two lives: a public one mired in darkness and a private one bathed in a beacon of light. Pew's stories are, for Silver, a map through her own particular darkness, into her own story and, finally, into love.

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The prose is so beautiful it made me giddy. - Goodreads
Silver's narrative voice is intimate, but vague. - Goodreads
This is not a love story, but love is in it. - Goodreads
Nevertheless, the writing was really very pretty. - Goodreads

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User Review  - Russell Sanders - Goodreads

I'm at a loss here. Winterson is a skillful and poetic writer who has won awards and gotten accolades for this book. It was a quick read, but it left me baffled. Apparently it is about the nature of ... Read full review

Review: Lighthousekeeping

User Review  - Holly - Goodreads

So this novel was just an 'Ooh that looks kind of interesting' pick-up in my library. I'd never heard of the book or the author but the blurb seemed quite sweet so I thought I'd give it a go. The ... Read full review


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