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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Jeanette Winterson’s work is published in 28 countries. Virtue 2 episodes, Her mother also gives Jeanette instructions, advice on what she needs to do to fulfill her destiny as a missionary.

Her most recent book is The Battle of the Sun Obvious, immature, trying too hard. In Numbers, in a way, Jeanette perhaps starts losing faith in god. But most likely, she’d do what most people do when confronted with something they don’t understand: When she goes to school she duly terrifies the other children by explaining the fiery judgment that will soon be visited upon them.

As her sin becomes apparent, her mother and the pastor do their best to pray her and shame her out of her sinful trajectory.

Start your free trial. In Winterson’s book, though her surname is never used, she shares a Christian name for once, this culture-specific phrase is appropriate with the author.


Jun 11, El rated it really liked it Recommended to El by: Winterson tells the story of Jeanette by juxtaposing myths and fairy tales with the life events of the protagonist.

Lawrence’s Paul Morel walks quickly towards the town; Joyce’s Stephen Dedalus leaves for inspiring exile. Topics Books Book club. In the book its almost as if there was one thing calculated to offend the mother and the entire community of zealots as a mortal sin, but not offend anyone else in the world, the only possible rebellion for a girl who wasn’t at all rebellious by nature.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

It begins with Genesis and Winterson chooses to end it with Ruth, the story that recognises female achievement and is read by modern critics as a celebration of lesbianism. The chapters in the book are divided as chapters are in the Old Testament; from Genesis to Ruth.

As she gets older, she bumps up against all kinds of criticism. How old should someone be before reading this book? In typical feline fashion, my then in-laws’ cat knocked a statue off the kitchen winterdon one time why she kept the statues there I don’t knowand its head fell off. I am so glad I read this.

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

That what’s interesting when rereading a book after almost 10 years. In none of these is the author’s identification with the protagonist announced, yet in all three it truit implied.


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Anyone who strays from the path of virtue can find forgiveness for succumbing to temptations of the Devil. Novelist Jeanette Winterson was born in Manchester, England in When he occasionally comes back and swans through town, fhe gets quite girly around him. 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.

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New characters were introduced and never fleshed out, and old characters were so similar to each other that I began to lose track and not care about who was who. This seems to have led to dreams or hallucinations incorporating King Arthur and other mythology which added nothing to the story for me but might for a more discerning student of the book. Elsie 3 episodes, Kenneth Cranham My reviews occasionally take longer than eight minutes to compose.