188 pages • Minerva • 1985
Fast-paced, funny, and astute, Boating for Beginners is unlike anything else Winterson has written.
Boating for Beginners is, in a way, mythology for beginners. It is the process by which the everyday is transformed into the eternal that is its subject. The fact that Noah accidentally creates God out of a toaster and a Black Forest Gateau is Winterson’s comedic take on this very process.