The Stone Gods

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Knopf Canada, Dec 10, 2010 - Fiction - 224 pages
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A glimpse into unlikely love braved in the face of the void. On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet–pristine and habitable, like our own 65 million years ago, before we took it to the edge of destruction. And off the air, Billie and Spike are falling in love. What will happen when their story combines with the world’s story, as they whirl towards Planet Blue, into the future? Will they–and we–ever find a safe landing place?

Of immense imaginary and emotional scope, The Stone Gods is Jeanette Winterson at her prescient, playful, muscular best. An interplanetary love story, a traveller’s tale, a hymn to the beauty of the world, this is a novel that will change forever the stories we tell about the earth, about love and about stories themselves.

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User Review  - thioviolight - LibraryThing

Jeanette Winterson always awes me with her works, and The Stone Gods is no exception. A timely tale about a dying planet, it is frightening but also full of hope, and always, love. Read full review

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User Review  - anderlawlor - LibraryThing

It's uneven. The first 98 pages would have made a fine novella, and I'm sad it didn't stop there. The rest of the book is brilliant in the way that Jeanette Winterson is brilliant, and the very end of ... Read full review


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Jeanette Winterson, whose writing has won the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize and the E.M. Forster Award, is the author of some of the most purely imaginative and pleasurable novels of recent times, from Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit to her first book for children, Tanglewreck. She is also the author of the essay collection Art Objects.

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