In "Atlantic Crossing," Winterson becomes a middle-aged businessman of the mid-20th century, accidentally assigned to share his second-class cabin with a young black woman on a transatlantic crossing. In the realm of event, little happens, but in its depth of perception and what it tells of the nuances of regret, the story is as rich as a novel in another writer's hands. A few scant pages later, Winterson becomes a kind of lost female Homer, telling Orion's story from Artemis's point of view: "When she returned she saw this huge rag of a man eating her goat, raw.... His reputation hung about him like bad breath." In "The Poetics of Sex," she creates a lesbian love story that evokes her characters' personalities as explicitly as their erotic pleasures. "The 24-Hour Dog," the story of a woman writer returning a puppy she had thought to adopt, is remorseless as a psychological thriller in the squirmy depths it plumbs: "I had made every preparation, every calculation, except for those two essentials that could not be calculated: his heart and mine." Read The World and Other Places twice, once for instruction, once for joy. --Joyce Thompson --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
The short stories took me to a lot of different places; while with great skill Winterson threads them together in one way or another. Read morePublished 6 months ago by M. Skye
If you or your kids care about someone who mistreats animals and wrongly portrays strong women by gloating about it, , Please, BOYCOTT THIS AUTHOR. Read morePublished 7 months ago by Angels Whisper
If you are a Winterson fan, you will love this little book of stories. Intelligent, well-written, wildly imaginative and insightful, each story is a meal in itself and somehow part... Read morePublished 8 months ago by Pollyanna Darling - Author & Intuitive
Winterson is my favorite author so to give it three stars is not easy. The book is a collection of short stories, rich with symbolism and metaphor; however, the writing seems... Read morePublished 18 months ago by tri zappa
This book is a work of art. The author creates amazing visual imagery with her use of clever metaphors. Read morePublished on January 13, 2009 by Kiki Turner
If you love her novels, you'll most likely love her short stories. What a gift.Published on July 20, 2007 by CB
This book is beautiful. Like all her work, it overflows with passion and poetry.Published on July 3, 2001