cover image Passion


Jeanette Winterson. Vintage Books USA, $10 (160pp) ISBN 978-0-679-72437-7

This ``arresting, elegant novel'' uses Napoleon's Europe as the setting for an enticing surrealistic romance between an observer of history and a creature of fantasy. ``The slender story is sometimes lost in the strange brew of myth, fact and modernism, but Winterson's assured prose does much to unify her unsettling tale,'' determined PW . (Oct.)