Sexing the Cherry Book Summary and Study Guide

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Jordan is an orphan in the 17th century who is taken in by the Dog Woman, a large, ignorant, and fearful woman. She carries out a lot of self-righteous violence, and he retreats into his own fantasies, which include the mystical world of the Twelve Dancing Princesses. The end of the novel flashes forward to the twentieth century, where Jordan mysteriously reappears. The novel deals with many issues of gender and sexuality.
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Plot & Themes

Tone of book?    -   thoughtful Time/era of story    -   1600-1899 Family, struggle with    -   Yes Struggle with:    -   Mother (or standin) Is this an adult or child's book?    -   Adult or Young Adult Book

Main Character

Gender    -   Male Age:    -   a kid Ethnicity/Nationality    -   British


How much descriptions of surroundings?    -   6 () Europe    -   Yes European country:    -   England/UK Small town?    -   Yes

Writing Style

Sex in book?    -   Yes Lot of foul language?    -   Yes Amount of dialog    -   significantly more dialog than descript

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