Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal - Jeanette Winterson

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson is a memoir about a life’s work to find happiness. It is a book full of stories: about a girl locked out of her home, sitting on the doorstep all night; about a religious zealot disguised as a mother who has two sets of false teeth and a revolver in the dresser, waiting for Armageddon; about growing up in a north England industrial town now changed beyond recognition; about the universe as a cosmic dustbin. It is the story of how a painful past, which Winterson thought she had written over and repainted, rose to haunt her later in life, sending her on a journey into madness and out again, in search of her biological mother. It is also a book about other people’s literature, one that shows how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, a life raft that supports us when we are sinking.

Book Title: 

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal

Author: 

Winterson, Jeanette

Publisher: 

Grove Press

Edition: 

2nd

Year Published: 

2012

Binding: 

Hard cover

ISBN: 

9780802120106

Pages: 

230

Condition: 

Remaindered, fine

Dimensions: 

21.6 × 15 × 2.3 cm

Book Weight: 

0.746 kg

Publisher's Price: 

R450.00

Price: 

ZAR85.00 

In Stock: 

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Front cover of Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal by Jeanette Winterson
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