Victory of Geraldine Gull. In dj. signed

By: CLARK, Joan

Price: $30.00

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CLARK, Joan. The Victory of Geraldine Gull. Toronto: Macmillan Canada, (1988). First Printing. Pp (8),[1]-287,(1). 8vo, blue cloth with silver lettering to spine. "The struggle for survival among a community of Swampy Cree onthe shore of Hudson Bay provides Joan Clark with the theme for this compas sionate and complex novel.The native families of Niska live onthe edge not only of the vast continent, but also of the conflicting values and traditions of their elders and of white 'civilization'. When Willa, a white art teacher from 'outside' arrives in Niska for the summer, she enters a world rendered opaque to her by its indifference. Though the Indians generally disregard her, she attracts the rage of Geraldine Gull, an Ojibwa woman whose violent unpredictability and contempt for the Cree lead her to acts of terrorism against them. Geraldine is an avenging angel, her one goal to see the works of her son, the painter Alexander Bear, receive recognition. Behind the struggles of Geraldine and the Cree lies the ever-present threat of a devastating flood that will destroy Niska if it is not moved to higher ground.While the tribal leaders attempt to persuade the people to uproot themselv es from the land of their forefathers, and to cut the cord of dependence that ties them to the Hudson's Bay store and to the Roman Catholic church, Geraldine sees an opportunity to further her plan and to use Willa as her instrument. Through Geraldine, Willa is drawn deeper into the conflicts that divide Niska. Although she knows that she can never gain acceptance from theIndians, she leaves with an admiration for their determination to survive on the hostile frontier." - from the dj. Very good in crisp dustjacket. Signed without inscription by Clark on the title page. 30.00

Title: Victory of Geraldine Gull. In dj. signed

Author Name: CLARK, Joan

Categories: 888,

Publisher: Macmillan Canada, Toronto, 1988, ISBN:0771592817:

Seller ID: 101415