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By Margaret Laurence

ISBN-10: 0226469344

ISBN-13: 9780226469348

ISBN-10: 0770418341

ISBN-13: 9780770418342

A poultry within the House is a chain of 8 interconnected brief tales narrated by means of Vanessa MacLeod as she matures from a baby at age ten right into a younger girl at age twenty. clever for her years, Vanessa finds a lot in regards to the grownup international during which she lives.

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

"A fowl within the House achieves the breadth of scope which we often go along with the unconventional (and thereby is as psychologically legitimate as a great novel), and even as makes use of the options of the fast tale shape to bare different elements of the younger Vanessa." —Kent Thompson, The Fiddlehead

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

"Not because . . . To Kill a Mockingbird has there been a singular like this. it may now not be overlooked by means of a person who has a toddler or used to be a child."—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One of Canada's such a lot complete writers, Margaret Laurence (1926-87) was once 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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