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The Diviners, Laurence,  Margaret
The Diviners
Margaret Laurence

Paperback $22.99 - Head of Zeus
Fiction - Published: 20/May/2019 - ISBN: 9781788548731

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.

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