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 ...Show synopsisThis 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. With a new introduction by the author.Hide synopsis
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This book had me chuckling out loud on so many occasions, her attention to detail in this portrayal of a strict religious upbringing and coming of age/self discovery journey brings the place and characters alive. Wintersons plays with the use of allegorical fantasy - this didn't work so well for me, but she has used it to better effect in subsequent stories. A great read.
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