By Jeanette Winterson
In her hugely experimental 5th novel (after Written at the Body), Winterson abandons a linear plot in prefer of a kaleidoscopic, polysemous learn of ruptured lives and creative targets. the tale is stuffed with philosophical musings at the intertextuality of paintings, the marginalization of girl creativity and the ravages of modernity. It issues 3 characters who converge on a teach departing a dystopian, futuristic London: Handel, a brooding, defrocked priest and surgeon; Picasso, an introspective painter who tried suicide after being raped via her brother; and Sappho, a stressed, airy incarnation of the Greek lyric poet. every one personality is fleeing prior traumas and current injustices; each one undergoes a obscure apotheosis by way of the novel's finish. the tale additionally includes the invention of an historic publication whose passages, through writers all through heritage, are interpolated into the textual content. regardless of its poetic cadences and epigrammatic phrasings, Winterson's language frequently succumbs to extraordinary imagery and bewildering narrative leaps (the ultimate 9 pages are from the ranking of Strauss's Rosenkavalier). This emphatically esoteric novel will gift these readers sufferer adequate to string jointly its patchwork of issues and ideas.
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There were wooden planks laid here and there as walkways. There were haphazard piles of paper cement sacks, some full, some empty. There were more open expansion joints. There were strings of bare light bulbs, turned off. Empty wheelbarrows, crushed soda cans, spools of cable, unexplained lengths of lumber, piles of crushed stone, silent concrete mixers. There was grey cement dust everywhere, as fine as talc, and the smell of damp lime. The man with the rifle walked on in the darkness until he came close to the new northeast corner.
He drove inside and thumbed the button again and the door came down after him. He shut the engine off and sat still for a moment. Then he got out of the van and walked through the mud room and on into the kitchen. He patted the dog and turned on the television. Paramedics in full body armour went in through the back of the library. Two of them stayed inside to check for injuries among the sheltering crowd. Four of them came out the front and ran crouched through the plaza and ducked behind the wall.
The shell case has got fingerprints on it,' he said. 'From when he loaded the magazine. Same thumb and index finger as on the quarter in the parking meter and on the traffic cone. So we can tie the crime to the gun, and the gun to the ammo, and the ammo to the guy who used it. See? It all connects. The guy, the gun, the crime. ' 'I think he was a military shooter,' Emerson said. 'All military personnel are in the databases. ' It was a matter of forty-nine minutes. A desk guy knocked and entered.