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.Notes
- ^ Laurence, Margaret A Jest of God (Toronto: McClelland, 1966)
- ^ "ABOUT THIS BOOK". Random House. Retrieved 2008-12-21.
- Legendre, B.A. "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.