Contract with the World

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Contract With the World
First US edition
Author Jane Rule
Country Canada
Language English
Genre Gay & Lesbian Fiction
Publisher Harcourt Brace
Publication date
Media type Print Paperback
Pages 339 pp
ISBN 0-15-122578-8
OCLC 57431211

Contract With the World is a 1980 novel written by Canadian author Jane Rule. The story takes place in Vancouver, British Columbia, in the mid-1970s, and is divided in six parts, each focusing on the perspective of a different character. Themes of artistic motivation, personal fulfilment, and sexual politics are present throughout.


The six primary characters to which each a chapter is devoted are: Joseph (walker), Mike (sculptor), Alma (story writer), Roxanne (recording artist), Allen (photographer/"mourner"), and Carlotta (a painter)