The New York Times–bestselling author’s Whitbread Prize–winning debut—“Winterson has mastered both comedy and tragedy in this rich little novel” (The Washington Post Book World).
When it first appeared, Jeanette Winterson’s extraordinary debut novel received unanimous international praise, including the prestigious Whitbread Prize for best first fiction. Winterson went on to fulfill that promise, producing some of the most dazzling fiction and nonfiction of the past decade, including her celebrated memoir Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?. Now required reading in contemporary literature, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a funny, poignant exploration of a young girl’s adolescence.
Jeanette is a bright and rebellious orphan who is adopted into an evangelical household in the dour, industrial North of England and finds herself embroidering grim religious mottoes and shaking her little tambourine for Jesus. But as this budding missionary comes of age, and comes to terms with her unorthodox sexuality, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household dissolves. Jeanette’s insistence on listening to truths of her own heart and mind—and on reporting them with wit and passion—makes for an unforgettable chronicle of an eccentric, moving passage into adulthood.
“If Flannery O’Connor and Rita Mae Brown had collaborated on the coming-out story of a young British girl in the 1960s, maybe they would have approached the quirky and subtle hilarity of Jeanette Winterson’s autobiographical first novel. . . . Winterson’s voice, with its idiosyncratic wit and sensitivity, is one you’ve never heard before.” —Ms. Magazine
A New York Times bestseller: The “magnificent” memoir by one of the bravest and most original writers of our time—“A tour de force of literature and love” (Vogue).
Jeanette Winterson’s bold and revelatory novels have established her as a major figure in world literature. Her internationally best-selling debut, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, tells the story of a young girl adopted by Pentecostal parents, and has become a staple of required reading in contemporary fiction classes.
Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? is a “singular and electric” memoir about a life’s work to find happiness (The New York Times). 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, rose to haunt the author 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 the power of literature, showing how fiction and poetry can form a string of guiding lights, or 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 story of the search for belonging—for love, identity, home, and a mother.
The Whitbread Prize–winning author of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit delivers a novel that “transports us to something like the future of our own planet” (The Washington Post).
On the airwaves, all the talk is of the new blue planet—pristine and habitable, like our own was 65 million years ago, before we took it to the edge of destruction. Off the air, Billie Crusoe and the renegade robo-sapian Spike are falling in love. Along with Captain Handsome and Pink, they’re assigned to colonize the new blue planet. But when a technical maneuver intended to make it inhabitable backfires, Billie and Spike’s flight to the future becomes a surprising return to the distant past—“Everything is imprinted forever with what it once was.” What will happen when their story combines with the world’s story? Will they—and we—ever find a safe landing place?
Playful, passionate, polemical, and frequently very funny, The Stone Gods will change forever the stories we tell about the earth, about love, and about stories themselves.
“Scary, beautiful, witty and wistful by turns, dipping into the known past as it explores potential futures.” —The New York Times Book Review
“[A book] that you don’t so much read as drink in, refuse to put down, cast inside of like a hunting dog, seeking against all odds the insight that will illuminate everything, a true answer to the fix we’re in.” —Los Angeles Times
“The Stone Gods is a vivid, cautionary tale—or, more precisely, a keen lament for our irremediably incautious species.” —Ursula K. Le Guin

El libro del año según The Sunday Telegraph y uno de los mejores libros del año según The New York Times ahora en formato audiolibro.

Durante años Jeanette Winterson ha escrito un relato cada Navidad: cuentos llenos de fantasmas y de carámbanos, de trineos y de muérdago, pero con esa dosis de ironía y reflexión que solo ella es capaz de transmitir.

En Días de Navidad se reúnen doce de ellos: historias para escuchar en familia y frente al fuego de la chimenea.

Los mejores relatos disponibles en formato audiolibro

La crítica ha dicho...
«En ninguno de sus libros encontraremos la fe de Winterson en el poder de la narración con tanta intensidad como en su nuevo libro, Días de Navidad. Oscuro, lleno de imaginación y (marca Winterson) perversamente divertido. Un regalo navideño para ser leído en voz alta junto a la chimenea en una noche de diciembre.»
New York Times Book Review

«Navidadictas, este es vuestro libro. Una auténtica inmersión en el espíritu navideño sin cursilería mediante.»
Ana Bretón, El Mundo

«Tradición e ironía, tradición y rebelión. Todo en un mismo volumen. Hermoso y explosivo al mismo tiempo. [...] Inmenso y perverso libro en el que igual habla del acto de comer como de escribir. [...] Una nuez cruel y hermosa, si se lee con atención.»
Karina Sainz Borgo, VozPópuli

«Winterson reclama una Navidad modesta, de una alegría benedictina, que ya se sabe que es de una alegría austera, más interior que de sonrisas; [...] una Navidad personalizada, tuneadaal gusto de cada menda.»
Javier Ors, Zenda

«Una maravilla de libro. [...] Una grandísima escritora y un libro precioso, editado de manera espléndida.»
Cadena Ser (La Ventana)

«Winterson nos ha dado una inesperada alegría navideña. Unos cuentos mágicos y exuberantes.»
Washington Post

«Si anhelas el misterio, los rituales familiares y los manjares de Navidad, disfrutarás con Días de Navidad de la audaz y reveladora escritora feminista Jeanette Winterson.»

«Los cuentos de invierno de Winterson logran indefectiblemente deslumbrarnos.»
Alfred Hickling, The Guardian

«La mezcla de golosinas narrativas de Winterson tiene el encanto del siglo XIX tan necesario en el sombrío siglo XXI.»

«Lleno de encanto y con hermosas ilustraciones. Es un libro para escapar de los aspectos menos sanos de la Navidad al país de las maravillas literarias.»

«Navideños relatos ilustrados de un cinismo arrollador y francamente delicioso.»
Laura Fernández, Vanity Fair

«Una mezcla poco convencional de cuentos, recetas, memorias, historia y filosofía personal. Una mezcla que funciona brillantemente.»
The Sunday Times' Culture

«Los cuentos sobrenaturales, espeluznantes, inteligentes, divertidos y conmovedores de Winterson refrescan nuestra apreciación de lo que realmente significa dar, amar y compartir alegría.»

«Sorprendente y entretenido. Una lectura deliciosa para largas noches de invierno.»

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