A Jest of God

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First edition (publ. McClelland & Stewart)

A Jest of God is a novel by Canadian author Margaret Laurence. It was first published in 1966.[1] It won the Governor General's Award for 1966 and was made into the Paul Newman/Joanne Woodward film Rachel, Rachel.[2]

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The novel follows schoolteacher Rachel Cameron through a summer affair and its consequences on her life. Although Rachel is in her 30s, the book serves to document a second adolescence as she comes to recognize herself as the adult to her ageing mother.


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

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