The Honeyman Festival

The Honeyman Festival

A Novel

Series: A List
Written by: Engel, Marian
Introduction by: Adderson, Caroline

First published in 1970, The Honeyman Festival chronicles one night in the life of Minn Burge, a woman in her mid-thirties who is torn between affection for her family and the need for a life in which impulse and intelligence can once again find play.

Pregnant with her fourth child, and unable to take refuge in facile resolutions, Minn interrogates her life with a razor-edge passion in which many readers will find they too are involved.

This groundbreaking novel by one of Canada’s most beloved novelists is now available in a beautifully packaged A List edition, featuring an introduction by novelist and short story writer Caroline Adderson.

First published in 1970, The Honeyman Festival chronicles one night in the life of Minn Burge, a woman in her mid-thirties who is torn between affection for her family and the need for a life in which impulse and intelligence can once again find play.

Pregnant with her fourth child, and unable to take refuge in facile resolutions, Minn interrogates her life with a razor-edge passion in which many readers will find they too are involved.

This groundbreaking novel by one of Canada’s most beloved novelists is now available in a beautifully packaged A List edition, featuring an introduction by novelist and short story writer Caroline Adderson.

Published By House of Anansi Press Inc — Aug 15, 2014
Specifications 184 pages | 5.5 in x 8.5 in
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MARIAN ENGEL was born in Toronto in 1933. The acclaimed author of Bear, she is also the author of No Clouds of Glory, The Honeyman Festival, The Glassy Sea, and Lunatic Villas. Engel was a founding member of the Writers’ Union of Canada and served as its first chair. She won the Governor General’s Literary Award for Bear and was made an Officer of the Order of Canada. Marian Engel died in 1985.