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Innovative in style, its humour by turns punchy and tender, Jeanette Wintersons first novel, Oranges are Not the Only Fruit is a few days ride into the bizarre outposts of religious excess and human obsession. Its a love story, too. Wintersons adaptation of the novel was an internationally acclaimed television drama awarded a BAFTA for best drama and an RTS award in the same year; the Prix Italia; FIPA DArgent at Cannes for best script; The Golden Gate in San Francisco and an ACE Award at the Los Angeles television festival.

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Winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. The narrator, Jeanette, cuts her teeth on the knowledge that she is one of Gods elect, but as this budding evangelical comes of age, and comes to terms with her preference for her own sex, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household crumbles.

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Winner of the prestigious Whitbread Prize for best first novel and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for best writer under 35, this modern classic has sold 100,000 copies in the United States. The novel chronicles the life of a bright and rebellious orphan who is adopted into an Evangelical household in the dour, industrial Midlands. Her insistence on listening to the truths of her own heart and mind makes for an unforgettable chronicle of an eccentric, moving rite of passage into adulthood.

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librariphile, October 21, 2012 (view all comments by librariphile)
This is one of those books that made me marvel at the existence of that kindred spirit feeling, despite incredibly different beginnings. I can't sum up what I learned--except maybe in a diary--and probably could benefit from a re-read.
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Anaya, September 1, 2006 (view all comments by Anaya)
Winterson's semi-autobiographical and contemporary English novel will captivate and give readers a chance to peer into her bared soul. Though the novel is filled with sexual behavior and nature, it is never once vulgar in the puritanical sense, but beautiful and teaches the readers to celebrate life. The novel explores the heroine's struggles and clashes between life in her home and church and her own identity. Though the novel is partly fictional, Winterson argues that fictional characters give a foray into the reality of the situation in "real life". A literary gem that deserves a special place on the shelf with other Winterson novels.
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Product Details

ISBN:
9780802135162
Author:
Winterson, Jeanette
Publisher:
Grove Press
Location:
New York, N.Y.
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
England
Subject:
Lesbians
Subject:
Lesbian
Subject:
Teenage girls
Subject:
Bildungsromans
Subject:
Gay and Lesbian-Lesbian Fiction
Subject:
Literature-Coming of Age
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Edition Number:
1st American ed.
Edition Description:
Trade Paper
Series:
Winterson, Jeanette
Series Volume:
207
Publication Date:
19970831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
192
Dimensions:
8.25 x 5.5 in 8 oz
Age Level:
Literature-Coming of Age

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"Synopsis" by ,
Winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. The narrator, Jeanette, cuts her teeth on the knowledge that she is one of Gods elect, but as this budding evangelical comes of age, and comes to terms with her preference for her own sex, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household crumbles.
"Synopsis" by , Winner of the prestigious Whitbread Prize for best first novel and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for best writer under 35, this modern classic has sold 100,000 copies in the United States. The novel chronicles the life of a bright and rebellious orphan who is adopted into an Evangelical household in the dour, industrial Midlands. Her insistence on listening to the truths of her own heart and mind makes for an unforgettable chronicle of an eccentric, moving rite of passage into adulthood.
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