A short summary of Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges are Not the Only Fruit. This free synopsis covers all the crucial plot points of Oranges are Not the Only Fruit. This is the story of Jeanette, adopted and brought up by her mother as one of God’s elect. Zealous and . Oranges Are Not The Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson. Guardian book club: Jeanette Winterson’s Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit uses the Bible as a source of both structure and meaning, says John.

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Yet this story of restriction is humorous because it is told by an escapee. These dramatise the heroine’s desires and jeaentte. Just like the Israelis start doubting god for putting them through the tests that he did, subconsciously, Jeanette begins decoupling from the oppressive Bible herself, and for her, it starts by falling in love.

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This is a damn good book, first class story telling that you wouldn’t expect onl find in a first novel. Though the novel does tell us of its protagonist’s most private life, it is the opposite of confessional.

But they are, literally, detached from the tale of her youth. It is filled with orange highlighting. Winterson also talks about another kind of promised land; about discovery of new lands, and about those lost cities that inspire stories, cities like El Dorado and Atlantis. At a Bible camp, she befriends a girl named Melanie. N arratively, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is built on a particular irony – a contradiction in which it takes some sly delight.


She just knows Jeanette is destined for great things: The have moved from London back to her hometown Snowle, and comedy ensues. Later on in this chapter she is 14 years old, but we cannot know if this is the age at which she discovered she was adopted. We can follow our hearts, and we can do what we know is right. AfterI also spent a few years living in Manchester and the atmosphere, the landscapes, the whole feeling of suburban life in Northern England was more vivid to me and it was as if I was there.

Jeanette Winterson is an outstanding author.

I did enjoy this, and it is a very good tale, but much of the merit is on the surface level of the writing. InRealLife takes us on a journey from the bedrooms of British teenagers to the world of Silicon Valley, to find out what exactly the internet is doing wintreson our children. Amazing how humor- and ‘witty-charm’ can transform sensitive situations.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Before Winterson graduated from Oxford and began to teach writing at the University of Manchester, she was practically illiterate – home-schooled by her mother, and her education, limited to religious texts.

View all fguit comments. Oranges is short and sweet; really, short and bittersweet. I want Jeanette Winterson to be my friend!

Quotes from Oranges Are Not t Luckily the story evened out, and I was able to get through the rest of the short book without concern. And then that intro!


Doctor 3 episodes, Richard Henders However, this did not bother me. The feeling is mutual, but Jeanette is careful. I found this book completely baffling from beginning to end. Probably the 3rd option, but who cares anyway? She managed to inject so much humour into some really sad circumstances and tell and charming and engaging story.

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There are other types of narrative to which the novel turns. Books by Jeanette Winterson. There is a combination of elastic lightness and looseness of expression that makes for tiggerish bounding jollity, a feast of poetic allusions to lesbian love, and archly spoken cycles through remade mythology and fairytale. We never see much of her father, but her mother is a real piece of work. I had an octopus inside of me. I derive this theory from the fact that I was all sex-n-drugs-n-rock-n-roll in my youth and beyond and my son is Mozart, chess and judo.

That’s not to say that I’m not subjected to it ie religion from time to time. May 22, Jenn ifer rated it liked it Recommended to Jenn ifer by: Over the years I did my best to win a prize; some wish to better the world and still scorn it. There were friends and there were enemies. Her path was laid out before her.