Hagar Shipley, a proud and irascible nonagenarian, retreats in the face of her approaching death and the bitter squabbling of her son and his wife to reflect on her past - her childhood marriage to tough-talking Bram Shipley, her two sons, the harshness of farm life on the prairie, her own failures and the failures and betrayals of others. A bloody minded and independent woman to the end, she embarks on a final wild escapade.
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Ninety-year-old Hagar Shipley reflects on a life of rigid pride in this stirring full-cast dramatization of a classic Canadian novel. In a series of sharply etched vignettes, the tragedy of all Hagar has lost is revealed. The motherless daughter of the wealthiest man in the prairie town of Manawaka, she is schooled in contempt from early childhood and marries, on a stubborn whim, a rough farmer. She wages a fierce domestic war with Bram, the hard-drinking husband she secretly loves, and closes her heart to her eldest son — devoting all her attention to his brother John, whom she blindly sees as meant for better things.About the Author:
Margaret Laurence (1926-1987) is one of Canada's finest writers and is the author of five novels She was made a Companion of the Order of Canada in 1972 and she became a Fellow of the Royal Society of Canada in 1977.
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Book Description McClelland & Stewart Ltd, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # M0771099894
Book Description McClelland & Stewart Ltd, 1988. Mass Market Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110771099894