Oranges are Not the Only Fruit
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|Format:||Paperback, 240 pages|
|Published In: ||United Kingdom, 05 September 1991|
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.
'Like most people I lived for a long time with my mother and father. My father liked to watch the wrestling, my mother liked to wrestle; it didn't matter what' Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
About the Author
Jeanette Winterson OBE is the author of ten novels, including Oranges are not the Only Fruit, The Passion and Sexing the Cherry; a book of short stories, The World and Other Places; a collection of essays, Art Objects as well as many other works, including children's books, screenplays and journalism. Her writing has won the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Memorial Prize, the E. M. Forster Award and the Prix d'argent at Cannes Film Festival.
"She is a master of her material, a writer in whom great talent abides" -- Muriel Spark Vanity Fair "Many consider her to be the best living writer in this language... In her hands, words are fluid, radiant, humming" Evening Standard "Even at a time when so many good and interesting novels are coming out, hers stand out as performances of real originality and extraordinary promise" John Bayley "wonderful rites-of-passage novel... where the author's blossoming Sapphic nature leads her to eschew her mothers proffered favourite" Mariella Frostrup "Still extraordinary, still brilliant" Metro
|Dimensions: ||19.0 x 12.0 x 1.0 centimeters (0.18 kg)|