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The Fire Dwellers

Penguin Modern Classics Edition

Publisher: Emblem Editions
The Fire-Dwellers is an extraordinary novel about a woman who has four children, a hard-working but uncommunicative husband, a spinster sister, and an abiding conviction that life has more to offer her than the tedious routine of her days.


Stacey MacAindra burns--to burst through the shadows of her existence to a richer life, to recover some of the passion she can only dimly remember from her past.
     Margaret Laurence has given us another unforgettable heroine--human, compelling, full of poetry, irony, and humour. In the telling of her life, Stacey rediscovers for us all the richness of the commonplace, the pain and beauty in being alive, and the secret music that dances in everyone's soul.  

PRAISE FOR

“A tribute to Margaret Laurence’s talent…authentic freshness of vision and insight.”
Canadian Forum

“Laurence is the best fiction writer in the Dominion and one of the best in the hemisphere.”
Atlantic Monthly


From the Paperback edition.