Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit (Jeanette Winterson)

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is the first novel by Jeanette Winterson.
Finished on: 3.7.2022

Content Note: (critical treatment of) homomisia, conversion therapy

Jeanette was adopted by an evangelical family, and grows up as a loyal member of the church. Her mother thinks that she was sent by god, and since Jeanette has a talent for preaching, they both plan on her becoming a missionary. But then Jeanette meets another girl at the market and falls for her. Suddenly, everything is different.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is an incredible novel. Powerful and beautifully written, it grabbed me from the first sentence and will stay with me for a long time yet.

The book cover showing the drawing of a woman holding an orange slice, with an orange and an apple seemingly growing in her hair. Behind her we can see a huge cross.
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