Jeanette Winterson


Books / Thursday, September 9th, 2004

Jeanette Winterson. A beautiful writer. I adore this woman and her novels.

My favorites are The Passion and Written on the Body.

Here is an excerpt from Written…which I have been rereading this weekend.

Molecular docking is a serious challenge for bio-chemists. There are many ways to fit molecules together but only a few juxtapositions that can bring them close enough to bond. On a molecular level, success may mean discovering what synthetic structure, what chemical, will form a union with, say, the protein shape on a tumor cell. If you make this high risk jigsaw work you many have found a cure for carcinoma. But molecules and the human beings they are a part of exist in a universe of possibility. We touch one another, bond and break, drift away on force fields we don’t understand.

I highly, highly recommend this author…

Whatcha talkin' bout Willis?