The magnificent and long-awaited biography of the beloved writer who gave us the Manawaka novels, including The Diviners and The Stone Angel.
From the Trade Paperback edition.
About James King
James King is the author of the novel Faking, and of several highly acclaimed literary biographies, including The Life of Margaret Laurence, Virginia Woolf, The Last Modern: A Life of Herbert Read, and William Blake: His Life. He lives in Dundas, Ontario.
"A moving portrait of a troubled, passionate individual." -The Toronto Star
"King has created a Laurence who is reminiscent of her own fictional heroes--strong, vulnerable and full of life-affirming spirit." -The Calgary Herald
"A fascinating story, emotional and perplexing, and one sharply etched by both tragedy and triumph." -The London Free Press
"King's stirring, compassionate biography will inspire many readers to return to the unforgettable characters and moments Margaret Laurence left behind in her fiction." -The Hamilton Spectator
"King's is a full and fascinating book: as a narrative; as a rich view of the landscape of Canadian writing and publishing; and as an account of the complex forces that shaped Laurence's remarkable body of fiction and its tormented heroines." Quill & Quire