Winterson has told bits of her own story through her novels, such as ORANGES ARE NOT THE ONLY FRUIT. Here she tells it straight on as a memoir that shows how her relationship with her parents, particularly her adopted mother, has shaped her. She narrates with raw but controlled emotion that puts her squarely in the midst of the events but leaves her still able to observe them with a degree of detachment. Her recounting of some of her mother’s favorite expressions, such as “ask not for whom the bell tolls,” are delivered in a tone of depressive conviction that contrasts with the overall tone of resilience and hope that is found in Winterson’s examination of her life. J.E.M. © AudioFile 2012, Portland, Maine [Published: MAY 2012]
Trade Ed. Brilliance Audio 2012
CD ISBN 978-1-4692-0192-4 $29.99 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 9781469201955 $24.99 One MP3-CDs
Library Ed. Brilliance Audio 2012
CD ISBN 978-1-4692-0193-1 $59.97 Five CDs
MP3-CD ISBN 978-1-4692-0194-8 $39.97 One MP3-CDs
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