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Sexing the Cherry - Introduction Summary & Analysis

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Introduction Summary

Sexing the Cherry by Jeannette Winterson is a novel that explores the relationship between Jordan and his mother, the Dog-Woman, as well as the concept of time which is explored extensively throughout the novel. Sexing the Cherry is a novel that incorporates magical aspects of time travel and teleportation into a more realistic plot concerning a mother and her adopted son.

The first thing that Jordan sees is the night divided, half cloudy and half fair, as the moon reflects in the water of the river. Walking with his hands in front of him, he tries to find the path, stating that "every journey conceals another journey within its lines: the path not taken and the forgotten angle" (p. 2). He records the journeys he might have made and his discovery that his own life was written invisibly. Jordan resolves to watch himself, to...

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