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The Summer before the Darkby Doris Lessing
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As the summer begins, Kate Brown — attractive, intelligent, forty five, happily enough married, with a house in the London suburbs and three grown children — has no reason to expect anything will change. But when the summer ends, the woman she was — living behind a protective camouflage of feminine charm and caring — no longer exists. This novel. Doris Lessing's brilliant excursion into the terrifying stretch of time between youth and old age, is her journey: from London to Turkey to Spain, from husband to lover to madness: on the road to a frightening new independence and a confrontation with self that lets her, finally, come truly of age.
With her children grown and her husband away in America for several months, Kate Brown finds herself alone for the first time in twenty years
En midaldrende engelsk kvinde fra det bedre borgerskab fr pludselig i en sommerferie chancen for at yde en samfundsnyttig indsats.
About the Author
Doris Lessing was born of British parents in Persia, in 1919, and moved with her family to Southern Rhodesia when she was five years old. She went to England in 1949 and has lived there ever since. She is the author of more than thirty books—novels, stories, reportage, poems, and plays. In 2007, she was awarded the Nobel Prize in Literature.
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