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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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Author: Jeanette Winterson
Publisher: Atlantic Monthly Press, 1985

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Book Type: Novel
Genre: Fantasy
Sub-Genre Tags: Magical Realism
Mythic Fiction (Fantasy)
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Jeanette, the protagonist of Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit and the author's namesake, has issues—"unnatural" ones: her adopted mam thinks she's the Chosen one from God; she's beginning to fancy girls; and an orange demon keeps popping into her psyche.

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, intoxicating and tender, "Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit" is a journey to the bizarre outposts of religious excess and an exploration of love.


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