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Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, here are three people, each in midlife, in midcrisis, forced to make choices--after the rules have changed.  Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality, her suppressed rage, is married to the wrong man.  She has just lost her latest lover to suicide.  Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who prefers dinosaurs to men.  Hanging over them all is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover...and the dizzying threat of three lives careening inevitably toward the same climax.

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Life Before Man – tender, funny, absorbing, idiosyncratic, truthful, heartening – is a liberating novel.” Literary Review (U.K.)

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“Atwood is a wordchild with the gift of tongues, puns, echoes, and symbols.…” The Times (U.K.)

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“Excellent…Atwood at her best.” Atlantic Monthly

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“Moving flawlessly from wit to pathos and back, Atwood constructs a superb living exhibit in which the artifacts are unique.…There is ample treasure in this novel.” Chicago Tribune

About the Author

Margaret Atwood is the author of more than twenty-five books, including fiction, poetry, and essays. Her most recent works include the bestselling novels Alias Grace and The Robber Bride and the collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and Simple Murders. She lives in Toronto.

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ISBN:
9780385491105
Author:
Atwood, Margaret Eleanor
Publisher:
Anchor Books
Author:
Atwood, Margaret
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one author)
Subject:
Man-woman relationships
Subject:
Married people
Subject:
Married people -- Fiction.
Subject:
American fiction (fictional works by one auth
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Domestic fiction
Subject:
General Fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980431
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
384
Dimensions:
8 x 5.2 x .81 in .625 lb

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Product details 384 pages Anchor Books - English 9780385491105 Reviews:
"Review" by , Life Before Man – tender, funny, absorbing, idiosyncratic, truthful, heartening – is a liberating novel.”
"Review" by , “Atwood is a wordchild with the gift of tongues, puns, echoes, and symbols.…”
"Review" by , “Excellent…Atwood at her best.”
"Review" by , “Moving flawlessly from wit to pathos and back, Atwood constructs a superb living exhibit in which the artifacts are unique.…There is ample treasure in this novel.”
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