The Passion by Jeanette Winterson audiobook

The Passion

By Jeanette Winterson
Read by  Daniel Pirrie  and Tania Rodrigues

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780802135223
5.37 Hours Unabridged
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A magical, wonderful modern classic about the destinies of Napoleon's faithful cook and the daughter of a Venetian boatman.  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 meets their singular destiny.  In her unique and mesmerizing voice, Jeanette Winterson's “concentrated, beautifully detailed prose” (The New York Times) unfurls a “historical novel quite different from any other” (Vanity Fair).  “Recalls García Márquez... Magical touches dance like highlights over the brilliance of this fairy tale about passion, gambling, madness, and androgynous ecstasy.” (Edmund White)

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Summary

A magical, wonderful modern classic about the destinies of Napoleon's faithful cook and the daughter of a Venetian boatman. 

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 meets their singular destiny. 

In her unique and mesmerizing voice, Jeanette Winterson's “concentrated, beautifully detailed prose” (The New York Times) unfurls a “historical novel quite different from any other” (Vanity Fair). 

“Recalls García Márquez... Magical touches dance like highlights over the brilliance of this fairy tale about passion, gambling, madness, and androgynous ecstasy.” (Edmund White)

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“It’s a fantasy, a vivid dream…inventive and brilliant” Guardian (London)
“As moving and funny as it is skillful and reflects the author’s formidable appetite for life.” Sunday Times (London)
“A book of great imaginative audacity and assurance…[in] brilliantly physical (and funny) detail.” Supplement Times Literary Supplement (London)

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Author Bio: Jeanette Winterson

Author Bio: Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson, born in Manchester, England, is the author of more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestseller Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? as well as Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and The Passion. Her work has won many prizes, including the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, and the Stonewall Award. She is professor of new writing at the University of Manchester.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 5.37
Audience: Adult
Language: English