Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson

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A genderless narrator leafs through past affairs with men and women, contrasting them with their present relationship with Louise, a married woman.

"Written on the body is a secret code only visible in certain lights: the accumulation of a lifetime gather there. In places the palimpsest is so heavily worked that the letters feel like braille. I like to keep my body rolled away from prying eyes, never unfold too much, tell the whole story.

I didn't know that Louise would have reading hands. She has translated me into her own book."

Paperback / 192 pages