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The Passion

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The Passion

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Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Bloomsbury Publishing, 1987

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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Alternate History (Fantasy)
Magical Realism
Mythic Fiction (Fantasy)
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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. With her mesmerizing voice, Winterson blends reality with fantasy, dream, and imagination to weave a hypnotic tale with stunning effects


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