Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit (Paperback)
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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit (Paperback)

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Paperback 240 Pages / Published: 04/09/2014
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'A novel that deserves revisiting...Winterson maintains a balance of tone, a trueness of voice... It remains one of the finest things Winterson has written' - The Observer

This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God's elect.

Zealous and passionate, she seems 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

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099598183
Number of pages: 240
Weight: 170 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 15 mm


MEDIA REVIEWS

'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...Winterson maintains a balance of tone, a trueness of voice... It remains one of the finest things Winterson has written' - The Observer

'Still extraordinary, still brilliant' - Metro 

'Wonderful rites-of-passage novel... where the author's blossoming Sapphic nature leads her to eschew her mothers proffered favourite' - Mariella Frostrup

'It is very funny, with an Alan Bennett sort of humour, beautifully written, quirky and likely to cause much tuttutting in conservative quarters' - Daily Mail 

'This lesbian coming of age story set in northern England doesn't seem to have aged a bit' - The Independent

'An instant classic' - The Herald

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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

Paperback edition
2 similar books recommended
26th November 2016
Helpful? Upvote 29

“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

Paperback edition
10th February 2010
Helpful? Upvote 19

“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

Paperback edition
5th February 2012
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