Boating for Beginners

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Minerva, 1990 - Fiction in English - 160 pages
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"Do you understand the meaning of life?" asked Gloria. She knew that everyone sought this mysterious meaning because it was in all the magazines. Every month there was an article on how to be fulfilled and what to invest in when you were... oating for Beginners is a comic book with pictures. A pleasure boat company is transformed when the proprietor, Noah, is chosen by the 'One True God' to put 'sunny' faith back in the world and women back in the kitchen."

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User Review  - bluepigeon - LibraryThing

An early Winterson, Boating for Beginners is certainly not written in the usual poetic language she employs in most of her works. It is, however, a good laugh. Indeed, I agree with Andrew Sinclair ... Read full review

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User Review  - TPauSilver - LibraryThing

Boating for beginners is an alternate retelling of the genesis myth. While some parts of this book were genuinely funny and it was a quick and easy read, other parts struggled, the humour came across ... Read full review

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About the author (1990)

Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester and spent her childhood in Accrington. She studied English at Oxford University. In 1985, she won the Whitbread First Novel Awards forOranges Are Not the Only Fruit. Her second novel,The Passion, won the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize in 1987, and was followed bySexing the Cherry, which won the 1989 EM Forster Award. Her other works includeThe PowerBook,Written on the Body,Arts and Lies,Boating for Beginners,The World and Other Places, and a collection of essays,Art Objects.

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