Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

by Jeanette Winterson


Curator Reviews

Douglas Stuart

A real British classic. If you can find the audiobook narrated by the author you are in for a real treat – the Lancashire dialect is really gorgeous. It’s the story of a young girl growing up in the North of England after being adopted by very devout, Pentecostal parents. Jeanette is being raised into the missionary life but she starts to develop sexual attraction towards other women. After the church finds out, they try to exorcise the demons from her. Like they perform a real-life exorcism for the gayness. It made me glad that the only homophobia I faced growing up was just a swift kicking.

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