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A Jest of God: 07/09/19

A Jest of God

A Jest of God by Margaret Laurence is another book in the Manawaka Sequence. Rachel Cameron is in her thirties and lives with her manipulative mother. She's a school teacher stuck in a rut. Her life is turned upside down by the return of Nick Kazlik.

Rachel ends up having a relationship with Nick and while he wasn't the best choice for a partner he was still in his own weird way a positive influence. She grows a backbone. She eventually is brave enough to take charge of her life.

While The Stone Angel was a quiet reflection on life, this one is an angry, bitter book. It a portrait of an emotionally abusive mother and her worn down adult daughter.

The third book in the sequence is The Fire-Dwellers (1989).

Three stars

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