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Give some context on Winterson herself

- Adopted into Pentecostal evangelical congregation
- Trained to be a preacher at a young age
- Teen began to question her sexuality


Explain sexuality at the time

- Pushing heterosexuality as being the norm creating an understanding that homosexuals are degenerates
- Explores idea that for the patriarchal society to thrive, heterosexuality must be the default


Outline the post modern tradition

- Often rejects boundaries between styles and genres
- Include intertextuality
- use minimalism
- magical realism
- mix actual events with fantasy


Explain what magical realism is

Introducing impossible or unrealistic events into a more realistic narrative