Geschreven bij Oranges are Not the Only Fruit
Jeanette Winterstons insights and descriptions of a young girls life at the mercies of her slightly mad, fervently religious mother are fantastical, frightening and unbelievable in their niaivity. The main thread of the book is women. There are no strong male characters in this book except for the religious ones and even they seem to be inadequate when a real crisis emerges. The book gives us a practical insight into life in a small town in another time when homosexuality was the work of the devil and beating your wife was a part of everyday life but also guides us through the confused, innocent, fantastical imaginings and hallucinations of a young girl brilliantly educated in the ways of the Lord with no clue of life in general.