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 means of Vanessa MacLeod as she matures from a baby at age ten right into a younger lady at age twenty. clever for her years, Vanessa finds a lot concerning the grownup global during 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 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 poultry within the House achieves the breadth of scope which we often go along with the radical (and thereby is as psychologically legitimate as a superb novel), and even as makes use of the recommendations of the quick tale shape to bare different elements of the younger Vanessa." —Kent Thompson, The Fiddlehead

"I am haunted via the ladies in Laurence's novels as though they truly have been alive—and now not as ladies i have identified, yet as girls i have been."—Joan Larkin, Ms. Magazine

"Not considering the fact that . . . To Kill a Mockingbird has there been a singular like this. it may no longer be ignored by way of an individual who has a toddler or used to be a child."—Pittsburgh Post-Gazette

One of Canada's so much finished 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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