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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
 
 
Author
Jeanette Winterson.
Publisher Grove  
Format paperback
ISBN 9780802135162
Pages/Publication Date 182/1997
Daedalus Item Code 29223
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(Winner of the 1985 Whitbread Award for Best First Novel) The extraordinary career of Jeanette Winterson began at the age of 25 with the publication of this autobiographical novel, a classic coming-out story selected by Michael Cunningham as one of the Good Men Project's Best LGBT Books of All Time. Yet it's much more than that; Winterson's irresistibly engaging book is a wry account of her emergence from the pervasive shadow of her manic, evangelical mother to follow her own inner light. This edition includes a reading group guide.

"If Flannery O'Connor and Rita Mae Brown had collaborated on the coming-out story of a young British girl in the 1960s, maybe they would have approached the quirky and subtle hilarity of Jeanette Winterson's autobiographical first novel.... Winterson's voice, with its idiosyncratic wit and sensitivity, is one you've never heard before."—Ms.

"Raised by an oppressively evangelical mother, Jeanette grows up a good little Christian soldier, even going so far as to stitch samplers whose apocalyptic themes terrify her classmates. As she dryly notes, without self-pity or smugness, 'This tendency towards the exotic has brought me many problems, just as it did for William Blake.' Jeanette would have remained in the fold but for her unconventional desires; though she can reconcile her love of women with her love of God, the church cannot. It could have been a grim tale, but this first novel—winner of England's Whitbread Prize—is in fact a wry and tender telling of a young girl's triumphantly coming into her own."—Library Journal

 
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