Winterson's bold and revelatory novels have earned her widespread acclaim, establishing her as a major figure in world literature. It is a book full of stories about 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.
Born in Manchester in 1959 and adopted into a firmly religious family, Jeanette Winterson put herself through higher education and studied at Oxford University. She is the author of numerous novels, including "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit," "Sexing the Cherry," and "The Passion." Winterson lives in Gloucestershire, UK.
Visit her website at jeanettewinterson.com