Unforgettable depiction of an irascible and fiercely independent nonagenarian from a giant of Canadian literature. Hagar Shipley - an irascible, independent nonagenarian - has lived a quiet life full of rage.
As she approaches her death, she retreats from the squabbling of her son and his wife to reflect on her past - her ill-advised marriage, her two sons, the harshness of farm life on the prairie, her own failures and the betrayals and failures of others. Never in literature has a character raged so fervently against the dying of the light.
- Publication Date:
- 24 / 10 / 2016
- 129 x 198mm