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The Summer Before the Dark
The Summer Before the Dark
Author: Doris Lessing
As in The Golden Notebook, Mrs. Lessing is concerned with the situation of present-day women. But her treatment of the emotional gulf that opens up before a forty-five-year old woman no longer needed as a wife and mother is a starting point for much more - a confrontation with the threat of annihilation, the terrors of old age and death. This ...  more »
ISBN: 16327
Pages: 277
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Publisher: Knopf
Book Type: Hardcover
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Thoroughly sensitive and engaging novel, no matter what age you are or what circumstances you find yourself in. This author is Literature with a capital L.