Oranges are Not the Only Fruit
Written by Jeanette Winterson
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Sharon Dogar, April 2011 Guest Editor: "When I first read this I suffered an intense bout of envy. It was the book I wished I could have written. A foundling child struggles with the religious zealotry of her mother in the face of her dawning sexuality. At times it felt like watching a battle between nature and nurture, at others like being lost in a fairytale forest. The only book that’s ever made me laugh out loud whilst reading alone in public. Proud, poetic, and sensual. Drenched in natural talent. I could almost feel Winterson’s hand holding her writer’s compass and heading towards the perfect circle she would finally create in her third book, The Passion."
Oranges are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect. Zealous and passionate, she seems destined for life as a missionary, but then she falls for one of her converts. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. Innovative, punchy and tender, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession.
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30th November 1999
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