The Diviners By Margaret Laurence

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The Diviners By (author) Margaret Laurence ISBN:9781788548731

A vivid portrait of a woman coming to terms with life’s disappointments, by one of Canada’s leading novelists.

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A vivid portrait of a woman coming to terms with life’s disappointments, by one of Canada’s leading novelists.

Morag Gunn is a writer in her mid-forties who lives in a riverside farm in East Ontario. Her eighteen-year-old daughter is suffering from a profound loneliness that she is struggling to understand, causing Morag to contemplate her own past. Through a series of flashbacks she reviews the painful and exhilarating moments from her earlier life: her childhood on the social margins of the small prairie town of Manawaka; her escape from a demeaning marriage into writing fiction; and her travels to England, Scotland and finally back to Canada, where she faces her most difficult challenge – the necessity to understand, and let go of, the daughter she loves. First published in 1974, The Diviners is an evocative, moving exploration of one woman’s search for identity.

The Diviners By (author) Margaret Laurence ISBN:9781788548731

 

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Dimensions 129 × 198 mm
About the Author

Margaret Laurence (1926-1987) grew up in the small prairie town of Neepawa, Manitoba, Canada. Recognised as one of the greatest Canadian writers, her masterwork is the Manawaka sequence: five novels of which The Diviners is the final in the series. The first, The Stone Angel, A Jest of God and The Fire-Dwellers are all available from Apollo.

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