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Puffinity Sat 07-May-16 21:05:55

When I was at secondary we read a book/ short story that I thought was Oranges are not the only fruit, but have since found out wasn't (I think). In the book/ story (we had photocopied readers, so not sure what it was), the main character (a girl/ woman IIRC) is gay, but being gay is the predominant sexual orientation, and being straight is unusual but becoming more accepted. I remember a line that went something like "You saw them everywhere nowadays, being completely open about it" - referring to straight couples. I would really appreciate it if you could help me figure out what this was. Maybe it was Oranges are not the only fruit, I am pretty sure we read that, but having read plot summaries of that, this doesn't seem to fit. Thanks for your help!

Claraoswald36 Sat 07-May-16 21:08:42

Was it brave new world?

Puffinity Sat 07-May-16 21:14:22

Have just read a plot summary for Brave New World, and it doesn't ring any bells. Was planning on reading it anyway though, so that should rule it in/ out for sure.

CustardLover Sat 07-May-16 21:33:04

I don't know what it is I'm afraid but it's not BNW. Good luck!

KindDogsTail Sun 08-May-16 12:03:37

I am sorry Puffinity I don't know this book but will look out for it.

KurriKurri Tue 24-May-16 21:25:18

Is it on this list ?


iklboo Tue 24-May-16 21:30:16

Love Is All You Need? Or was that a film?

Puffinity Tue 24-May-16 22:05:24

KurriKurri, you're a star!!! It's a short story called 'Straight Fiction', from Heavy Water and Other Stories by Martin Amis.

Here's the quote: 'Of course you saw it all the time these days (downtown, anyway), straights kissing in public, on the lips and everything - open mouthed, even with tongues, like a demonstration.'

THANK YOU SO MUCH, this has only bothered me for the past 15 years!

CalleighDoodle Tue 24-May-16 22:07:16

Love is all you need is a short film. Fantastic. It is on youtube. Really well done. Didnt know it was a book.

CalleighDoodle Tue 24-May-16 22:12:03

Oh missed a post. It isnt a book.

KurriKurri Tue 24-May-16 22:21:19

Oh that's great - really pleased you've found it at last smile

Puffinity Tue 24-May-16 22:42:46

Yes, vv pleased! I'm a bit shock that we read it in school though - it's quite sexually explicit smile Great story though!

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