The Passion by Jeanette Winterson
'What you risk reveals what you value...'
The Passion is a fairy tale about survival and broken-heartedness, cruelty, obsession and madness. Henri had a passion for Napoleon and Napoleon had a passion for chicken. From Boulogne to Moscow Henri butchered for his Emperor and never killed a single man.
Meanwhile, in Venice, the city of chance and disguises, Villanelle was born with the webbed feet of her boatman father - but in the casinos she gambled her heart and lost. As the soldier-chef's love for Napoleon turns to hate he finds the Venetian beauty, and together they flee to the canals of darkness.
'It's a fantasy, a vivid dream... inventive and brilliant' Guardian
Paperback / 176 pages