Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

by Jeanette Winterson
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
Title: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?
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Publisher: Knopf Canada,
Formats: Kindle (.mobi), ePub (.epub), PDF (.pdf)
Pages: 230
Downloads: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?.pdf (1.8 MB), Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?.mobi (5.5 MB), Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?.epub (2.7 MB)

Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have earned her widespread acclaim, establishing her as a major figure in world literature. She has written some of the most admired books of the past few decades, including her internationally best-selling first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents that is now often required reading in contemporary fiction classes.

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a memoir about a life’s work to find happiness. It's 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's 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.

Witty, acute, fierce, and celebratory, Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a tough-minded search for belonging-for love, identity, home, and a mother.




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