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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit - Jeanette Winterson

Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit

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Published: 1st November 2014
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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
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

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    "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" * Observer * "Still extraordinary, still brilliant" * Metro * "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 "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" -- Rosemary Goring * Herald *

    ISBN: 9780099598183
    ISBN-10: 0099598183
    Audience: General
    Format: Paperback
    Language: English
    Number Of Pages: 240
    Published: 1st November 2014
    Publisher: Vintage Publishing
    Country of Publication: GB
    Dimensions (cm): 19.9 x 12.9  x 1.5
    Weight (kg): 0.17
    Edition Number: 1