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The Stone Gods

by Jeanette Winterson

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PUBLISHED: 5th May 2008
ISBN: 9780141032603
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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?
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  • Paperback
    $21.76
PUBLISHED: 5th May 2008
ISBN: 9780141032603
ANNOTATION:
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?

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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?

Publisher Description

The Stone Gods is one of Jeanette Winterson's most imaginative novels -- an interplanetary love story; a traveller's tale; a hymn to the beauty of the world 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? %%%The Stone Gods is one of Jeanette Winterson's most imaginative novels -- an interplanetary love story; a traveller's tale; a hymn to the beauty of the world 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? Jeanette Winterson OBE, 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 essays Art Objects. Visit her website at

Author Biography

Jeanette Winterson OBE was born in Manchester in 1959. She is the author of over twenty books of fiction and non-fiction, including Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Tanglewreck, Art Objects and The Stone Gods. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit won her the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, and Winterson adapted the novel for television in 1990. She has also been the recipient of the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the E.M. Forster Award and two Lambda Literary Awards, which are given to works that explore LGBTQ issues. She is Professor of Creative Writing at the University of Manchester.%%%Jeanette Winterson OBE, 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 essays Art Objects. Visit her website at

Review

This witty, challenging and thought-provoking novel should be essential reading for anyone concerned with how we live and how we might survive -- Daily Mail Playful but impassioned... Winterson cloaks her disillusionment with our political excesses in a sustained, imaginative jeu d'esprit. Her writing is funny and beautiful The Times

Product Details

Author
Jeanette Winterson
Pages
256
Publisher
Penguin Books Ltd
Year
2008
ISBN-10
014103260X
ISBN-13
9780141032603
Format
Paperback
Country of Publication
United Kingdom
Media
Book
Short Title
STONE GODS
Residence
ENK
Publication Date
2008-05-05
Audience
General/Trade