Martha Quest Author:Doris Lessing The heroine of this powerful, searching novel is a passionate and intelligent you ng woman whose ideals are totally at odds with the life she observes around her. The daughter of provincial parents, Martha Quest has been raised in a small-minded town in Central Africa-a community where hypocrisy, intolerance, and mindless traditionalism prevail... more ». The book, which races Martha from adolescence through an ill-conceived marriage depicts her abrasive relationships with her elders her contemporaries, and society as a whole.
Martha Quest is a true child of this century. Her personal conflicts mirror the convulsions and aspirations of our time: her successful rebellion, her liberation and its tragic failures, and finally her despair transmuted into a relentless determination to understand life.« less