The Diviners (Phoenix Fiction)

The Diviners (Phoenix Fiction)

Margaret Laurence


In The Diviners, Morag Gunn, a center elderly author who lives in a farmhouse at the Canadian prairie, struggles to appreciate the loneliness of her eighteen-year-old daughter. With strange wit and intensity, Morag acknowledges that she wishes solitude and paintings up to she wishes the affection of her relatives. With an afterword through Margaret Atwood.

"Mrs. Laurence's [novel] is either poetic and muscular, and her heroine is unquestionably one of many extra humane, unglorified, unpolemical, plausible ladies to have seemed in contemporary fiction."—The New Yorker

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