A thirty-four-year-old university 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 way of confronting either love and loss of life, Rachel earns the liberty she desperately needs.
Winner of the Governor General's Literary Award, A Jest of God used to be additionally the root of the motion picture Rachel, Rachel.
"Mrs. Laurence tells [her tale] unsparingly, with absolute authority, utilizing her thorough realizing of Rachel to attract us into her affliction. 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 impressive readability, attractive aspect, in addition to the emotional effect of sincere confession."—Joan J. corridor, Saturday Review
"Laurence's rendition is as regards to flawless . . . reaffirming her skill to attract, with no pathos, life-sized ladies. . . . Skillfully wrought and eloquently told."—Marilyn Gardner, Christian technology Monitor
One of Canada's so much comprehensive writers, Margaret Laurence(1926-1987) used to be the recipient of many awards, together with the distinguished Governer General's Litarary Award for The Diviners and A Jest of God.