Going back after a long time will make you mad, because the people you left behind do not like to think of you changed, will treat you as they always did, accuse you of being indifferent, when you are only different. They both stared at me like I was mad. Quotes from the introduction by Winterson: Reading is an adventure. I miss God who was my friend. April 20, 2010 6:18 pm The title looks so familiar, but I have never seen or read the book. April 21, 2010 9:08 am Stefanie no idea why wordpress moderated you when you have commented here before — it seems to do that sometimes. An editor will review the submission and either publish your submission or provide feedback.
She was made an officer of the Order of the British Empire in 2006. He was very proud of the bus, and told of the many miracles worked inside and out. Only the one who knows your name. I tend to enjoy reading books that deal self-consciously with them, that recognise the challenges and ambiguities inherent in them — and this is one of those books. By the end of the book, the mother figure is forced to also aknowledge the title as truth, although she does this with a certain reluctance. Also, I like the way it explores what it means to be true to your own feelings even if that means you stand out from the crowd in some way. She writes regularly for the Guardian.
She accepts Jeanette back into her house, and soon after pineapples are brought into the mix. The servants of God, yes, but servants by their very nature betray. The Missionary Report was a great trial to me because our mid-day meal depended on it. Then when I meet someone I can write up the experiment and show them what they have to take on. I had a bad time.
But on the wild nights who can call you home? For me, it was an enormous problem, perplexing and impossible. Adventures are about the unknown. This section contains 648 words approx. That is the paradox of our lives. It was her favourite non-Bible book, and she read it to me over and over again, when I was very small. Winterson writes with a great deal compassion and humanity. Fruit also exposes the terror of religious fanaticism.
You can help us out by revising, improving and updating this section. Adopted by Pentecostal parents she was raised to be a missionary. She might have been right, but there was nothing I could do about it. It also shows the damage that black-and-white religion can do. Sometimes these stories — such as the Winnet story near the end — represent a parallel fantasy life for what is happening to her, but other times the reference point is more indirect, and draws on history and myth such as the King Arthur legend and search for the Holy Grail. Enemies were: The Devil in his many forms , Next Door, Sex in its many forms , Slugs. I saw them with their handbags and hats, revolving up the concrete, lips pursed.
This tendency towards the exotic has brought me many problems. Only the one who knows your name. After that we did everything together, and I stayed with her as often as I could. The emperor was beloved by all. The Passion if anything is even better, but I think this is the one to start with. She believes that art is for everyone and it is her mission to prove it. As it is, I can't settle, I want someone who is fierce and will love me until death and know that love is as strong as death, and be on my side for ever and ever.
They started arguing between themselves whether I was an unfortunate victim or a wicked person. She seems to come to no conclusions but seems somewhat more at peace with her life and her choices. Jean's mother is a devout woman. I had illustrated it by almost strangling Susan Hunt, but that was an accident, and I gave her all my cough sweets afterwards. I think this novel is of particular interest to people who had a stultifying religious background and managed to break free of it to one degree or another.
Glad you enjoyed it anyway. I still don't think of God as my betrayer. She immediately begins a description of her mother. There are men in the world. We read the Bible as usual, and then told each other how glad we were that the Lord had brought us together. Naming is a difficult and time-consuming process; it concerns essences, and it means power.