A Jest of God

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


  1. ^ Laurence, Margaret A Jest of God Toronto: McClelland, 1966
  2. ^ "ABOUT THIS BOOK" Random House Retrieved 2008-12-21 

External links

  • Legendre, BA "IMAGE JUXTAPOSITION IN A JEST OF GOD" Retrieved 2008-12-21 
  • Laurence, Margaret 1993 A Jest of God Chicago: University of Chicago Press ISBN 0-226-46952-2 

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