Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, by Jeanette Winterson
Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-out novel from Jeanette Winterson.
The narrator, Jeanette, cuts her teeth on the knowledge that she is one of God’s elect, but as this budding evangelical comes of age, and comes to terms with her preference for her own sex, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household crumbles.
“A daring, unconventional comic novel . . . by employing quirky anecdotes, which are told with romping humor, and by splicing various parables into the narrative, Winterson allows herself the dangerous luxury of writing a novel that refuses to rely on rousing plot devices. . . . A fascinating debut . . . A penetrating novel.” - Chicago Tribune
“A striking, quirky, delicate, and intricate work . . . Winterson has mastered both comedy and tragedy in this rich little novel” -The Washington Post Book World