By Margaret Laurence
A thirty-four-year-old college instructor residing together with her mom, Rachel Cameron feels trapped in an atmosphere of small-town deceit and pettiness—her personal and that of others. She longs for touch with one other individual who stocks her rebellious spirit. ultimately, by means of confronting either love and dying, Rachel earns the liberty she desperately needs.
Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, A Jest of God was once additionally the foundation of the motion picture Rachel, Rachel.
"Mrs. Laurence tells [her tale] unsparingly, with absolute authority, utilizing her thorough figuring out of Rachel to attract us into her pain. we all know Rachel, sympathize along with her, and in a feeling, turn into Rachel, so real is her voice. . . . A Jest of God has striking readability, appealing aspect, in addition to the emotional influence of sincere confession."—Joan J. corridor, Saturday Review
"Laurence's rendition is as regards to wonderful . . . 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 such a lot complete 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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I was told I would have to make a jump onto Baffin Island," he recalled in an interview years later. "There would be three others with me, but at first no-one really knew many of the details. They came later. I had a feeling though, that this thing might not be easy," he added. D'Artois was a captain commanding a Special Air Service Force at Rivers at the time of Canon Turner's accident. Prior to that, the Royal 22e Regiment officer from Richmond, Quebec had parachuted at night into occupied France, where he fought the Nazis alongside Resistance personnel.
Marcel Boily had been in the basement when the earth tremors began. She had just returned from a hospital stay, and was up late doing some of the laundry that had piled up while she was away. The washing complete, she gathered a bundle of clean clothes and was bringing them up from the basement when the stairs shook and she heard a racket outside. She dropped what she carried and went to the door. People outside were screaming and crying, yelling for those in their houses to get out because the street was collapsing.
When we got there, you could see some fire here and there, like oil burning in the snow, but no sign of life. The plane apparently ploughed into the hill and just kept going and going. The wreckage was all over the rocks and scattered for almost a mile. I'll never forget it. "There were hills all around us and the clouds were really low by the time we got out there," shudders Trent. "Half the time you couldn't see much. At most, the ceiling was two hundred feet over the crash site so Joe and I knew we could never jump there.
A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence