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The Diviners (Phoenix Fiction)

Laurence, Margaret

ISBN 10: 0226469352 / 0-226-46935-2
ISBN 13: 9780226469355
Publisher: University Of Chicago Press
Publication Date: 1993
Binding: Softcover
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In The Diviners, Morag Gunn, a middle aged writer who lives in a farmhouse on the Canadian prairie, struggles to understand the loneliness of her eighteen-year-old daughter. With unusual wit and depth, Morag recognizes that she needs solitude and work as much as she needs the love of her family. With an afterword by Margaret Atwood.

"Mrs. Laurence's [novel] is both poetic and muscular, and her heroine is certainly one of the more humane, unglorified, unpolemical, believable women to have appeared in recent fiction."— The New Yorker

Review:
The culmination and completion of Margaret Laurence?s celebrated Manawaka cycle, The Diviners is an epic novel.

This is the powerful story of an independent woman who refuses to abandon her search for love. For Morag Gunn, growing up in a small Canadian prairie town is a toughening process ? putting distance between herself and a world that wanted no part of her. But in time, the aloneness that had once been forced upon her becomes a precious right ? relinquished only in her overwhelming need for love. Again and again, Morag is forced to test her strength against the world ? and finally achieves the life she had determined would be hers.

The Diviners has been acclaimed by many critics as the outstanding achievement of Margaret Laurence?s writing career. In Morag Gunn, Laurence has created a figure whose experience emerges as that of all dispossessed people in search of their birthright, and one who survives as an inspirational symbol of courage and endurance.

The Diviners received the Governor General?s Award for Fiction for 1974.

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“A pleasure to read!…Richly textured, beautifully written.”
The New Yorker

“Leaves us breathless and cheering.”
–Montreal Gazette

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