Oranges Are Not the Only Fruit - Joshua Summary & Analysis

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Jean says she had been uncertain two times in her life. Once is when her biological mother came to reclaim her. The second time of uncertainty is Jean's relationship with Melanie. Jean says that she's tried to talk of her need for Melanie's companionship with her mother, that she wanted to be with Melanie, needed her friendship, could talk to her, "and . . .", but that she can never quite explain the "and". Jean often spends the night with church members without her mother knowing where she is and she hides behind this now as she spends many nights with Melanie. During a church service, the pastor announces that Jean and Melanie have succumbed to lust. Melanie agrees to go to the vestry with some church members who will pray for her. Jean is sent home. Jean has brandy and sleeps for some time, then Mrs. Jewsbury comes into...

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