Oranges are Not the Only Fruit (Paperback)
  • Oranges are Not the Only Fruit (Paperback)

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 04/09/2014
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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. With a new introduction by the author. "Witty, bizarre, extraordinary and exhilarating". (The Times). "She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides". (Vanity Fair). "Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language...In her hands, words are fluid, radiant, humming". (Evening Standard). "A novel that deserves revisiting". (Observer). "A wonderful rites-of-passage novel". (Mariella Frostrup).

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099598183

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“Humorous read!”

I've just finished reading this for As English Literature and I have to say I found it quite enjoyable. The story is semi autobiographical of Jeanette Winterson and shows an adopted child growing up, heavily... More

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5th February 2012
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“Religion vs Sexuality - what else would you expect”

This is often quoted as a must read book. I have to say I don't think it is.

The book's protagonist is bought up in a devoutly religious family where any question of a non-hetrosexual relationship is... More

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10th February 2010
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Penelope Bullock at Lancaster

“Patience required but also rewarded. ”

Not the easiest book to read as I found it to be, at times, utterly bewildering. However, there is no denying that Winterson knows how to write and she occasional creates a sentence so beautiful and profound that it... More

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