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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Review: LighthousekeepingUser 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: LighthousekeepingUser Review - Ashen - Goodreads
Th lyrically told story of an orphan girl's friendship with the timeless light-housekeeper, Mr Pew. Loved the opening, which promised the wanderings through love and loss by a unique mind. I was not disappointed. Read full review