Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Paperback by Jeanette Winterson

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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit Paperback by Jeanette Winterson

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  • Publisher: Vintage Classics (2021-12-07)
  • Language: English
  • Paperback: 256 pages
  • ISBN-13: 9781784877484
  • Item Weight: 209.79 grams
  • Dimensions: 7.75 x 5.0 x 0.65 cm

'At that time I could not imagine what would become of me, and I didn't care. It was not judgement day, but another morning'

This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by working-class evangelists in the North of England to be one of God's elect. Passionate, headstrong and shielded by her mother's grand disapproval of a sinful world, she seems destined for life as a missionary. And then she meets Melanie.

At sixteen, Jeanette faces a world of uncertainty as she breaks from the church and her community for the young woman she loves. Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a warm, witty and daring novel that gives voice to irrepressible desire.

Meet ten of literature's most iconic heroines, jacketed in bold portraits by female photographers from around the world.

About the Author

Jeanette Winterson CBE was born in Manchester. Adopted by Pentecostal parents she was raised to be a missionary. This did and didn't work out. Discovering early the power of books she left home at sixteen to live in a Mini and get on with her education. After graduating from Oxford University she worked for a while in the theatre and published her first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, at twenty-five. Over two decades later she revisited that material in her internationally bestselling memoir Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? Winterson has written thirteen novels for adults and two previous collections of short stories, as well as children's books, non-fiction and screenplays. She is Professor of New Writing at the University of Manchester. She lives in the Cotswolds in a wood and in Spitalfields, London.


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