Jen K’s #CBR5 Review #98: Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit by Jeanette Winterson

Though a fiction novel, it feels very biographical, and the narrator’s name is even the same as the authors.  The novel tells the story of the narrator’s childhood and her developing sexuality.  Raised in a very strict Christian church, some of her stories about grade school are incredibly amusing because she continuously misses the mark when trying to understand the students and the teacher.  She may make the most intricate and carefully designed projects but teachers really don’t quite know how to react to embroidered sayings along the lines of “repent” or some of the other darker themes that the narrator explores as a result of her upbringing.

Full Review.

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