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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She, however, is led out of bondage without any guide. Then it began to play a larger role, and the more I saw of it, the more I disliked its use. Well who am I to argue. At sixteen, Jeanette decides to leave the church, her home and her family, for the young woman she loves. As her warm wihterson dictates she succeeds in fitting into this regime and spreads the word of Jesus in a fairly content manner.

The plethora of Bible allusions, for which the novel won many accolades, obviously weren’t obvious to knly, and so I think I miss Prose style: This simply was not countered, or indeed, addressed as a character flaw.

I suspect these are the hoopoos referred to in the book. There are huge sections of fairy stories that were supposed to be parables about the protagonist’s life, only I didn’t care enough to try to decipher them. The chapters are aptly titled after books of the Old Testament Genesis through Ruth. Open Preview See a Problem? At the end of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, Jeanette returns to visit her mother, but is now liberated to be an amused spectator of her eccentric religious devotion.

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The feeling is mutual, but Jeanette is careful. Overall, I enjoyed this more than I thought I would.

Unfortunately, the tone is such an awkwardly comical one that it feels almost removed, and the character of Jeanette often reads silly. Thankfully, I did not have to contend with the pointy end of religion coming at me from all sides; though we did have to sing hymns twice a week in morning assembly epic dirges that lasted for WEEKS!

I’ve been meaning to read this book for years. I can only assume that if it was, it wasn’t then glued satisfactorily back on to his corpse, and moved to a higher plain aka shelf which is what happened to the statue. Death meets ice cream. A community that shuns people for having sex on a Sunday. Thumbs up for that. Sometimes I got the impression that the author had been issued a challenge to write sentences that no one in human history had ever written before. For me, this bit redeems all the boring parts: She cannot be that cute.

Virtue 2 episodes, Sharon Bower Oh, and being in the Cub Scouts not my choice! She has other places to go. I loved her writing style, and I found her narrator very engaging.

I took them home and put them in my sock drawer, only taking them out on Thursdays for my bike ride down the street to piano lessons. Its value went not up nor down. May 22, Jenn ifer rated it liked it Recommended to Jenn ifer by: Perhaps the event has an unassailable neanette.


Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

Arkwright 3 episodes, She was just another religious fanatic waiting for the end of the world while forcing her views on everyone else. Inshe was awarded an OBE. It was nice to watch Jeanette the jenaette character grow along with the conflict of accepting her “demon”. Everyone who tells a story tells it differently, just to remind us they everyone sees it differently.

And then that intro! Yes No Report this. Nevertheless, the cute, manipulative child voice was peeving enough to hate and distrust the “autobiographical” work.

Her singular aim in life? When I was a child, I had found a pair of gloves in the middle fguit the street in my cul-de-sac.

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Jeanette grows from 9 to 16 in te course of this story but her voice remains unchanged. The have moved from London back to her hometown Snowle, and comedy ensues. For example, my ex-wife’s mother was big on Catholicism, and had numerous statues of saints to which she would pray with a fervour that probably deserved a better audience than us. Dec 13, Fabian rated it really liked it. Pastor Finch 3 episodes, Barbara Hicks Jess’s real mother 2 episodes, Her mother also gives Jeanette instructions, advice on what she needs to do to fulfill her destiny as a missionary.