Why be happy when you could be normal – a review

Author: Jeanette Winterson

Title: Why be happy when you could be normal?

Katherine’s Pick

Jeanette Winterson is  the  author who shot to prominence when  her novel  “Orangesare not the only Fruit” was published  in the 1990’s. Original and riveting it is  about growing up in Manchesterin the 1960’s, she is adopted into a fundamentalistic, apocalyptic Christian family.    She  depicts her mother as  a grotesque monster with an ineffectual husband,  who makes the young  Jess’s life a misery,  finally she breaks free and leaves home at sixteen.  The novel was made into a groundbreaking and controversial BBC series which won awards and made Winterson  an overnight success  in the world of comtemporary English literature. Continue reading