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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterson
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
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Winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. The narrator, Jeanette, cuts her teeth on the knowledge that she is one of God’s elect, but as this budding... show more
Winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. The narrator, Jeanette, cuts her teeth on the knowledge that she is one of God’s elect, but as this budding evangelical comes of age, and comes to terms with her preference for her own sex, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household crumbles.
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Format: paperback
ISBN: 9780802135162 (0802135161)
ASIN: 802135161
Publisher: Grove Press
Pages no: 176
Edition language: English
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4.0 Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Like most experimental stories, it took me a few days to decide if this one is terrible or brilliant. With experimental writing, there is always a fine line between “OMG this is awesome!” and “WTF is this?” Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is part autobiography, part essay, and part fairytale. These d...
Bettie's Books
Bettie's Books rated it
3.0 Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson
bookshelves: radio-4, published-1985, glbt, author-in-the-mirror, lit-richer, protestant, play-dramatisation, amusing, britain-england, eng-lanc-accrington, authoritarian-parenting, autobiography-memoir Recommended for: BBC Radio Listeners Read from April 07 to 17, 2016 http://www.bbc.co.uk/pro...
Julian Meynell's Books
Julian Meynell's Books rated it
2.5 Winterson's Oranges are not the Only Fruit
This is a book about a teenage lesbian who is razed in a fundamentalist christian household. The book was written in 1984 and it very much smacks of the most tedious parts of 1980s lesbian radicalism. Despite the fact that the main male character is a man who has been henpecked into non-existence ...
Gayla
Gayla rated it
3.0 The Daylight Gate, Jeannette Winterson
I had every intention of loving this book, but unfortunately it didn't grab me the way that Winterson's novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit or her memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? did. Winterson's writing in this novella is as vivid and evocative as always, but I wanted more charact...
Born to be Bookahoilc :D
Born to be Bookahoilc :D rated it
3.0
Per me vale lo stesso discorso de "Scritto sul corpo": la Winterson scrive meravigliosamente, a tratti ironica, a tratti profonda.. E sebbene mi piaccia molto ciò che scrive, è pesante. Non scorre, c'è poco da fare :(
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