The Passion

The Passion

Book - 1987
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Set during the tumultuous years of the Napoleonic Wars, The Passion intertwines the destinies of two remarkable people: Henri, a simple French soldier, who follows Napoleon from glory to Russian ruin; and Villanelle, the red-haired, web-footed daughter of a Venetian boatman, whose husband has gambled away her heart. In Venice's compound of carnival, chance, and darkness, the pair meet their singular destiny. In her unique and mesmerizing voice, Winterson blends reality with fantasy, dream, and imagination to weave a hypnotic tale with stunning effects.
Publisher: Vintage, 1987.
ISBN: 9780676973495
0676973493
Branch Call Number: FICTION WIN

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lovemybranch
Apr 21, 2019

Good writing but I just didn't quite enjoy this book.

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lukasevansherman
Mar 31, 2019

"I'm telling you stories. Trust me."
Sexy, unpredictable, and eccentric love story (of sorts) set during the Napoleonic Wars. There are nice historical details, but Winterson's telling and style are very modern. She also wrote "Sexing the Cherry."

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finn75
May 23, 2013

Incredible descriptions of war. So much heart and story in a small book. Well worth a read if you like interesting characters, history and love!

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