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Jeanette Winterson's classic semi-autobiographical story about growing up as a lesbian in a devoutly religious family shows the internal battle she had to deal with as a young girl. The exorcism scene is comically tragic as it's horrifying to think about how a girl is not accepted for who she is. An interesting story, but at times seemed a little repetitive.
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What made the experience of listening to Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit the most enjoyable?
I think it was enhanced by the author reading<br/> I think this always gives a more enjoyable experience, as the nuances and inflections are exactly as the authors intended.
What was one of the most memorable moments of Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit?
Hard to say as I adore everything Jeanette writes !
Have you listened to any of Jeanette Winterson’s other performances? How does this one compare?
I have listened to Why be happy when you can be normal, and loved that, but I think I may be somewhat biased!
Was there a moment in the book that particularly moved you?
The relationship between mother and daughter was particularly emotional for me<br/>
Any additional comments?
Next on my list is Sexing the cherry read by the fabulous Juliet Stevenson<br/>
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Semi auto biographical novel read by the author on growing up a misfit, adoptee in England's north. Her story of self discovery, her evangelical upbringing and her lesbian identity combine with a keenly inquiring mind to create this wonderful, curios tale. Rarely does a book range elegantly, sweetly, sorrowfully over the complexity of love & belonging and the quest to make peace with it all and still win a life for oneself.
the most important book I've read to date. wonderfully written and incredibly insightful; profoundly comforting.