THE POWERBOOK

Jeanette Winterson

To avoid discovery I stay on the run. To discover things for myself, I stay on the run.The PowerBook is twenty-first century fiction that uses past, present and future as shifting dimensions of a multiple reality. The story is simple. An e-writer called Ali or Alix will write to order anything you like, provided that you are prepared to enter the story as yourself and take the risk of leaving it as someone else. You can be the hero of your own life. You can have freedom just for one night. But there is a price. Ali discovers that she too will have to pay it.Death can take the body but not the heart Set in London, Paris, Capri and Cyberspace, this is a book that reinvents itself as it travels. Using cover-versions, fairy tales, contemporary myths and popular culture, The PowerBook works at the intersection between the real and the imagined. Its territory is you.Intense, erotic, incandescent in the power and beauty of its prose, The PowerBook is an astonishing achievement.

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