Title Profile & Character Information

Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal?

Annotation
Raised by adoptive parents in a grimy north England industrial town, Winterson endured a religious fanatic of a mother with two sets of dentures and a tendency to lock her daughter out of the house at night. When her past caught up with the author, literature saved her-a lesson worth repeating. For anyone who loves Winterson's scalding fiction and memoir generally; with an eight-city tour.

GenreNonFiction
Memoir
TopicsChildhood memories
Mothers and daughters
Religious fanatics
Happiness
Women
Personal narratives
SettingEngland