Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson audiobook
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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

By Jeanette Winterson
Read by Jeanette Winterson

Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio 9780802135162

Unabridged

Format: CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781799717393

  • ISBN: 9781799717393

Runtime: 6.05 Hours
Category: Fiction
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

The New York Times best-selling author's Whitbread Prize-winning debut - “Winterson has mastered both comedy and tragedy in this rich little novel” (The Washington Post Book World). 

When it first appeared, Jeanette Winterson's extraordinary debut novel received unanimous international praise, including the prestigious Whitbread Prize for best first fiction. Winterson went on to fulfill that promise, producing some of the most dazzling fiction and nonfiction of the past decade, including her celebrated memoir Why Be Happy When You Can Be Normal?

Now required reading in contemporary literature, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a funny, poignant exploration of a young girl's adolescence. 

Jeanette is a bright and rebellious orphan who is adopted into an evangelical household in the dour, industrial North of England and finds herself embroidering grim religious mottoes and shaking her little tambourine for Jesus. But as this budding missionary comes of age, and comes to terms with her unorthodox sexuality, the peculiar balance of her God-fearing household dissolves. Jeanette's insistence on listening to truths of her own heart and mind - and on reporting them with wit and passion - makes for an unforgettable chronicle of an eccentric, moving passage into adulthood. 

“If Flannery O'Connor and Rita Mae Brown had collaborated on the coming-out story of a young British girl in the 1960s, maybe they would have approached the quirky and subtle hilarity of Jeanette Winterson's autobiographical first novel.... Winterson's voice, with its idiosyncratic wit and sensitivity, is one you've never heard before.” (Ms. magazine)

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“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.” Washington Post Book World

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Author Bio: Jeanette Winterson

Author Bio: Jeanette Winterson

Jeanette Winterson, born in Manchester, England, is the author of more than a dozen books, including the New York Times bestseller Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? as well as Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit and The Passion. Her work has won many prizes, including the Whitbread Award for Best First Novel, the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize, the E. M. Forster Award, and the Stonewall Award. She is professor of new writing at the University of Manchester.

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Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction
Runtime: 6.05
Audience: Adult
Language: English