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''OrangesAreNotTheOnlyFruit'' is Jeanette Winterson's somewhat autobiographical ComingOfAge novel about a young adopted girl discovering she's a lesbian in a fanatically Christian community. It was later adapted as a MiniSeries by the {{BBC}}.

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!!''OrangesAreNotTheOnlyFruit'' contains examples of:
* AdaptationNameChange: Jeanette is renamed Jessica in the TV adaptation, possibly to reduce the autobiographical elements of the story.
* AdultsAreUseless: The only adult who even tries to help the protagonist is [[spoiler: Mrs. Jewsberry]] who [[spoiler: has possibly non-consensual and definitely underage sex with her.]]
* AllegoryAdventure: The fairy tales that pepper the text usually mirror Jeanette's life in some fashion.
* ArcWords:
* AuthorAvatar: Quite obviously Jeanette.
* BiblicalMotifs: Tons of them, including: casting the first stone, the walls of Jericho, Lot's wife, "to the pure all things are pure" (Titus 1.15), the number seven, and the names of the chapters.
* ButchLesbian: Kinda. Jeanette says she sees no similarity between herself and men -- except that she always wears trousers. In the miniseries this is averted: she almost never wears trousers and yet is attracted to the femme Melanie.
* ComingOutStory
* CoolOldLady: Elsie
* DoubleStandardRapeFemaleOnFemale: Implied with the interactions between [[spoiler: Jeanette and Mrs. Jewsberry]].
* TheFundamentalist: Jeanette's mother.
* GirlsLove: With Melanie and later Katy.
* HolierThanThou: Melanie's [[spoiler: husband]] has this attitude. So does Jeanette's mother and most of the congregation members.
* Literature/JaneEyre: It's Jeanette's mother's favorite book. Later we find out that [[spoiler: her mother [[{{Fanwank}} changed the ending]] so that Jane marries St. John.]]
* LipstickLesbian: In the miniseries.
* MentorOccupationalHazard: [[spoiler: Elsie]]
* {{Motif}}: The eponymous oranges. Also the rough brown pebble.
* NightmareFetishist: Jeanette was like this as a child.
* NoSexAllowed: This seems to be the rule in Jeanette's community. Her parents adopted her to avoid having sex.
* OnlySaneMan: Jeanette for most of the story.
* ReligionIsWrong: Or at least fundamentalism is.
* SpitefulSpit
* TitleDrop: Towards the end, when Jeanette's mother winds up with a ton of pineapple and everybody at the church eats lots of pineapple dishes for a while.
* TomboyAndGirlyGirl: Though all the other lesbians in the miniseries are {{Lipstick Lesbian}}s, the two who run the sweet shop are a butch/femme couple.
* ThemeNaming: The chapters are named for the first eight books of the Christian [[Literature/TheBible Bible]].
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