Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit


Jeanette Winterson

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The Demon

When Jeanette is caught having an affair with Melanie, another young girl from church, both of them are publicly shamed in front of their entire congregation. Jeanette is then subjected to an exorcism when…

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As a child, Jeanette’s mother frequently comforts and plies Jeanette with the sweet treat of an orange. In moments of sickness and sadness, Jeanette’s mother roots through her purse or goes to the cupboard to…

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After Jeanette is discovered having an affair with a second friend, a girl named Katy, her mother tells her she must leave the house—she is not welcome anymore in her childhood home. At this…

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