Adult Fiction


The Victory of Geraldine Gull

Contributor(s):
Joan Clark

ISBN: 9780920953693
Price:
$12.00
Format: Trade Paperback
Size:
5.50" x 8.44"

Publication Date: Jun 01, 1994

BISAC:
FIC019000 FICTION / Literary


Winner, 1989 CAA Award for Fiction
Shortlisted, 1988 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction
Shortlisted, 1988 Smithbooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award

"This is a fine, warm novel - cleanly written, immensely readable, and deeply satisfying ... I liked the politics of the novel (including its sexual politics) very much, and I enjoyed it from first to last."
—Constance Rooke, The Malahat Review

"The Victory of Geraldine Gull is ambitious, complex, notable for the scope of its vision, the multiplicity of its voices. It's the work of a mature novelist with a vision all her own."
—Kenneth McGoogan, Calgary Herald

"So rich in character and incident and passion that it restores your faith in the novel as a literary form."
—David Williamson, Winnipeg Free Press


Synopsis: Set in a Swampy Cree community on the western shore of Hudson Bay, The Victory of Geraldine Gull is about the struggle for survival. In prose as clear as a northern lake, Joan Clark weaves together biblical symbolism of the flood and salvation with native myth and legend, while offering a message of hope and the dignity of self-determination.