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Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit

AuthorJeanette Winterson

NarratorZulema Dene

Duration5h

CategoriesAdult Fiction, Novels, LGBTQ+ Literature

Key StageA Level

PublisherInhouse

VersionUnabridged

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Brought up in a Northern working-class Pentecostal family, Jeanette follows the path her Mam has set for her. This involves Bible quizzes, a stint as a tambourine-playing Sally Army officer and a future as a missionary in Africa, or some other 'heathen state'. When Jeanette starts going to school and confides in her mother about her feelings for another girl, she's swept up in a feverish frenzy for her tainted soul. Confused, angry and alone, Jeanette strikes out on her own path, one that involves a funeral parlour and an ice-cream van. CONTAINS ADULT THEMES.

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