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A Jest of God

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Originally published  1966
Preceded by  The Stone Angel
Adaptations  Rachel, Rachel (1968)
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Author  Margaret Laurence
Genre  Fiction
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Awards  Governor General's Award for English-language fiction
Similar  Margaret Laurence books, Manawaka series books, Fiction books

A Jest of God is a novel by Canadian author Margaret Laurence. It was first published in 1966. It won the Governor General's Award for 1966 and was made into the Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward film Rachel, Rachel.

Plot summary

The novel follows schoolteacher Rachel Cameron through a summer affair and its consequences on her life. Although Rachel is in her 30's, the book serves to document a second adolescence as she comes to recognize herself as the adult to her aging mother.

References

A Jest of God Wikipedia


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