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Written on the Body Summary
Jeanette Winterson

Everything you need to understand or teach Jeanette Winterson by Jeanette Winterson.

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Written on the Body Summary

Plot Summary

Written on the Body by Jeanette Winterson is an erotic tale of love. The novel is about an unnamed narrator who is grieving the loss of love. The narrator, after a long string of fatal love affairs, finally found a soul mate in Louise. However, the narrator came to a point in their relationship where a choice between happiness and Louise's life had to be made. The narrator made the choice alone and comes to regret it. Written on the Body is a story of love with all the stereotypes removed, leaving in its place the purity of love between human beings, not gender or sexuality.

The narrator had a habit of falling in love with married women. The narrator craved the excitement of such a relationship. However, after one such affair ends in terrible heartache, the narrator decides to attempt a more mundane relationship with a woman...

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