Jeanette Winterson, “Oranges are not the Only Fruit”

I’ve had this book on my bookshelf for nearly two years, and couldn’t remember for the life of me who gave it to me. I never read it, because I didn’t know what it was about. Finally, after hanging out with Jessica M. recently, she brought it up and asked if I’d read it yet. Mystery solved!

“Oranges are not the Only Fruit” is, like “Tipping the Velvet,” a bildungsroman about a young woman discovering her sexuality and learning about the world.

THE LOWDOWN
Published: 1987, 176 pp.
Obtained via: Jessica M.
Date started: 7.27.08
Date finished: 7.28.08
What I liked: The prose is absolutely beautiful, and Jeanette Winterson’s got a sense of humor that led me to refer to her as a lesbian Douglas Adams.
What I didn’t like: “Oranges” is a lot more ethereal and philosophical than “Tipping the Velvet” was. I don’t mind that, but I wish I’d learned more about the characters.
What I learned: People see what they want to see.

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