Queer in Christ Book Discussion: Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson
SUNDAY, SEPTEMBER 24, 12:30 P.M., Room 210
For the first QuiC Book Group gathering, ministry leaders have chosen Why Be Happy When You Could Be Normal? by Jeanette Winterson, a moving memoire about growing up queer in an abusive religious family in 1970s Britain. The first half of the book contains many scenes which will be familiar to readers of Winterson’s essential 1985 Lesbian novel Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit, but here they are presented stripped of their fictionalization and told with painful honesty. The book then jumps forward several decades, as Winterson explores how these experiences continued to resonate in adulthood. Issues of faith and organized religion pervade both sections of the book.
The discussion will be in person only in Room 210, unless sufficient interest for online participation expressed in advance. Contact Vicky Greenbaum with any questions, or if you would be interested in joining remotely: email@example.com