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Jeanette Winterson on Her Novels and Pentecostal Upbringing.

Writer Jeanette Winterson. Her autobiographical first novel, Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, is the coming-out story of a young British girl raised in an evangelical household who must come to the religion's severe view of right and wrong. Winterson was the recipient of the Whitbread Prize for best first novel and the John Llewellyn Rhys Prize for best writer under thirty-five. Her new book, "The Passion," is a historical novel set at the time of the Napoleonic wars.

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Other segments from the episode on June 28, 1988

Fresh Air with Terry Gross, June 28, 1988: Interview with Paul Eddy; Commentary on Ike Turner; Interview with Jeanette Winterson; Review of Robert Parker's novel "Crimson Joy."

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