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Jeanette Winterson

Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

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Winner of the Whitbread Prize for best first fiction, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit is a coming-out novel from Winterson, the acclaimed author of The Passion and Sexing the Cherry. 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.
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    lilshared an impression4 years ago
    🙈Lost On Me

    Lo único rescatable es la controversia entre ser una persona religiosa asidua y ser homosexual. La historia en sí no me aportó nada. Y la versión disponible en inglés está tan mal hecha que llega a ser confusa, o de plano mi inglés es muy malo.

    al mshared an impression3 years ago
    👍Worth reading

    A curious book. Not one of my favourite books (and the author's writing style seems to me somewhat peculiar), but is definitely worth reading.

    aicirtaPshared an impression4 years ago
    🙈Lost On Me

    No supe que esperar de este libro cuando lo empecé a leer.

    No sé, tal vez necesite leerlo de nuevo.


    Валерия Фроловаhas quoted3 years ago
    It’s not a word people use very often, which confuses me, because there are different kinds of infidelity, but betrayal is betrayal wherever you find it. By betrayal, I mean promising to be on your side, then being on somebody else’s.
    Yrina Rzhas quoted4 years ago
    What is it?’

    ‘It’s my heart.’

    ‘But it’s made of stone.’

    ‘I know,’ the raven replied sadly. ‘You see I chose to stay, oh, a long time ago, and my heart grew thick with sorrow, and finally set.
    Soliloquios Literarioshas quoted4 years ago
    And so, being sensible, the collector of curios will surround himself with dead things, and think about the past when it lived and moved and had being. The collector of curios lives in a derelict railway station with a video of various trains. He is the original living dead

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