A Jest of God (Phoenix Fiction)
Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, A Jest of God was once additionally the root of the motion picture Rachel, Rachel.
"Mrs. Laurence tells [her tale] unsparingly, with absolute authority, utilizing her thorough knowing of Rachel to attract us into her soreness. we all know Rachel, sympathize together with her, and in a feeling, turn into Rachel, so actual is her voice. . . . A Jest of God has impressive readability, appealing aspect, in addition to the emotional influence of sincere confession."—Joan J. corridor, Saturday Review
"Laurence's rendition is as regards to ideal . . . reaffirming her skill to attract, with no pathos, life-sized girls. . . . Skillfully wrought and eloquently told."—Marilyn Gardner, Christian technological know-how Monitor
One of Canada's so much finished writers, Margaret Laurence(1926-1987) was once the recipient of many awards, together with the celebrated Governer General's Litarary Award for The Diviners and A Jest of God.
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Grip on your self, now. sit back. Sleep. test. general practitioner Raven could provide a number of slumbering capsules to me. Why in the world don’t I? They frighten me. What if one grew to become addicted? Does it run within the relatives? Nonsense, now not medicinal drugs. It wasn’t medicinal drugs with him. “Your father’s now not feeling good today.” Her martyred voice. that kind of factor isn't really actual, for heaven’s sake, no longer handed on. but i will see myself in class, years from now, by no means totally wide awake, in a continuing slumbering and snoozing, sitting at my table, my head.