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A Jest of God

(1966)
(A book in the Manawka series)
A novel by

 
 
In this celebrated novel, Margaret Laurence writes with grace, power, and deep compassion about Rachel Cameron, a woman struggling to come to terms with love, with death, with herself and her world.

Trapped in a milieu of deceit and pettiness - her own and that of others - Rachel longs for love, and contact with another human being who shares her rebellious spirit. Through her summer affair with Nick Kazlik, a schoolmate from earlier years, she learns at last to reach out to another person and to make herself vulnerable.

A Jest of God won the Governor General's Award for 1966 and was released as the successful film, Rachel, Rachel. The novel stands as a poignant and singularly enduring work by one of the world's most distinguished authors.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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Hardback Editions

October 1988 : USA Library Binding

Title: Jest of God
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-613-99790-5 / 978-0-613-99790-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: San Val
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July 1966 : UK Hardback
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Title: Jest of God
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-333-04824-5 / 978-0-333-04824-5 (UK edition)
Publisher: Macmillan
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Paperback Editions

August 2018 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Jest of God: Penguin Modern Classics Edition
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7352-3603-8 / 978-0-7352-3603-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Emblem Editions
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March 2017 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Jest of God
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 1-78669-122-1 / 978-1-78669-122-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Apollo
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December 2008 : Canada Paperback
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Title: A Jest of God
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-9378-0 / 978-0-7710-9378-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Jest Of God (Virago Modern Classics)
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 1-84408-534-1 / 978-1-84408-534-7 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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December 1988 : USA Paperback
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Title: A Jest of God (Phoenix Fiction)
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-226-46952-2 / 978-0-226-46952-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: University of Chicago Press
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October 1988 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Jest of God
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-9988-6 / 978-0-7710-9988-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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May 1987 : UK Paperback
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Title: A Jest Of God (VMC)
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-86068-817-8 / 978-0-86068-817-4 (UK edition)
Publisher: Virago
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1977 : UK Paperback
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Title: A jest of God
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-552-60400-3 / 978-0-552-60400-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Bantam
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January 1974 : Canada Mass Market Paperback
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Title: A Jest of God
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-9211-3 / 978-0-7710-9211-4 (Canada edition)
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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1972 : Canada Paperback
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Title: A Jest of God
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-7710-4701-0 / 978-0-7710-4701-5 (Canada edition)
Publisher: McClelland and Stewart
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June 1966 : USA Paperback
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Title: Jest of God
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
ISBN: 0-394-43111-1 / 978-0-394-43111-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Trade Paperbacks
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Kindle Editions

March 2017 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: A Jest of God
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
Publisher: Apollo Library
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April 2010 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: A Jest of God
Author(s): Margaret Laurence
Publisher: New Canadian Library
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