Oranges are Not the Only Fruit

Oranges are Not the Only Fruit

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By (author) Jeanette Winterson

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  • Publisher: VINTAGE
  • Format: Paperback | 240 pages
  • Dimensions: 130mm x 196mm x 16mm | 180g
  • Publication date: 27 July 1992
  • Publication City/Country: London
  • ISBN 10: 0099935708
  • ISBN 13: 9780099935704
  • Sales rank: 4,132

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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.

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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.

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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 "An 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