Download e-book for kindle: A Bird in the House: Stories (Phoenix Fiction) by Margaret Laurence

By Margaret Laurence

ISBN-10: 0226469344

ISBN-13: 9780226469348

ISBN-10: 0770418341

ISBN-13: 9780770418342

A chook within the House is a sequence of 8 interconnected brief tales narrated by way of Vanessa MacLeod as she matures from a toddler at age ten right into a younger girl at age twenty. clever for her years, Vanessa finds a lot concerning the grownup global within which she lives.

"Vanessa rebels opposed to the dominance of age; she watches [her grandfather] imitate her aunt Edna; and her rage from time to time is such that she could gladly kick him. It takes nice ability to maintain this tale in the increasing horizon of this younger woman and but make it so revealing of the grownup world."—Atlantic

"A poultry within the House achieves the breadth of scope which we often go together with the radical (and thereby is as psychologically legitimate as a superb novel), and while makes use of the concepts of the quick tale shape to bare the various facets of the younger Vanessa." —Kent Thompson, The Fiddlehead

"I am haunted by way of the ladies in Laurence's novels as though they honestly have been alive—and no longer as girls i have recognized, yet as ladies i have been."—Joan Larkin, Ms. Magazine

"Not considering . . . To Kill a Mockingbird has there been a singular like this. it's going to now not be neglected via an individual who has a baby or used to be a child."—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One of Canada's such a lot comprehensive writers, Margaret Laurence (1926-87) used to be the recipient of many awards together with Canada's prestigious Governor General's Literary Award on separate events, as soon as for The Diviners.

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