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The story of a girl's coming out.A truly believable story. Jeanette a little girl, is adopted by a Penecostal Family and has a strict moral upbringing, under the guidance of her new mother. She becomes a well, respected member of the church, a Sunday School Teacher, a promising evangelistic preacher and missionary. Until at the age of fourteen she has an affair with a woman and becomes torn between her religion and her sexual desires and she is made to repent.
Now, I hear of a television mini-series by the same name, that follows the book. Aired in Britain in 1990. I'll have to look for it.
Jeanette Winterson has an easy writing style and a good eye for embracing the reality of Church and her condemnations for her unorthodox sexual practices.
This book exposes the religious extremism and evilness of the Pentecostal Church and I highly recommend it for anyone coming out within the church and dealing with their own sexuality. A must read.
I give it five stars *****
good story, engaging. the author has good insight into situations that you sometime are surprised to find mirror some of your own experiences (emotionally at least, not nec. the same situation). love her writing style.
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a novel by Jeanette Winterson published in 1985, which she subsequently adapted into a BBC television drama. ...
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This is Jeanette Winterson's semi-autobiographical story of a young girl discovering her sexuality. Her adopted mother is a passionate Pentecostalist whose ...
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Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit gives a good insight to survival mechanisms (rejection, loss, etc) and undeniably, her writing will draw you in. ...
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After Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Boating for Beginners - they can say - was an immediate lapse into the feminist obvious. (I saw Jeanette Winterson ...
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Culture Vulture: Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, by Jeanette Winterson
Oranges are Not the Only Fruit, by Jeanette Winterson. There's something strange about reading books by writers who have a very particular style. ...
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Literary Encyclopedia: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit
Considered a risky venture, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit was first published in paperback and even then in a limited run by Pandora Press in 1985. ...
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“Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit”, Jeanette Winterson’s first and autobiographical novel, was published in 1985 and it gained her worldwide fame. ...
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Random House: Reading Group Guide for Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit
Influenced by her strict Pentecostal Evangelist upbringing, Winterson's semi-autobiographical novel, Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit chronicles the struggles ...
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sparknotes: Oranges are Not the Only Fruit: Context
Winterson replicates most of these crucial events from her early life in Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, her first novel. ...
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