Author: Jeanette Winterson
Title: Why be happy when you could be normal?
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