The Victory of Geraldine Gull

ISBN: 9780920953693

Price: $12.00

Format: Trade Paperback

Size: 5.50" x 8.44"

Publication Date: Jun 01, 1994

FIC019000 FICTION / Literary

Winner, 1989 CAA Award for Fiction
Shortlisted, 1988 Governor General's Literary Award for Fiction
Shortlisted, 1988 Smithbooks/Books in Canada First Novel Award

"This is a fine, warm novel - cleanly written, immensely readable, and deeply satisfying ... I liked the politics of the novel (including its sexual politics) very much, and I enjoyed it from first to last."
— Constance Rooke, The Malahat Review

"The Victory of Geraldine Gull is ambitious, complex, notable for the scope of its vision, the multiplicity of its voices. It's the work of a mature novelist with a vision all her own."
— Kenneth McGoogan, Calgary Herald

"So rich in character and incident and passion that it restores your faith in the novel as a literary form."
— David Williamson, Winnipeg Free Press



Set in a Swampy Cree community on the western shore of Hudson Bay, The Victory of Geraldine Gull is about the struggle for survival. In prose as clear as a northern lake, Joan Clark weaves together biblical symbolism of the flood and salvation with native myth and legend, while offering a message of hope and the dignity of self-determination.