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Oranges are not the only fruit

Jeanette Winterson


This is the story of Jeanette based on Winterson's own story of adoption. Brought up by an abusive mother as one of God's elect - zealous and passionate, Jeanette seems 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.

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