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The Summer before the Dark

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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.

Synopsis:

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

Synopsis:

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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Product Details

ISBN:
9780307777676
Publisher:
Vintage Books
Subject:
Fiction : Literary
Author:
Lessing, Doris
Author:
Doris May Lessing
Author:
Lessing, Doris May
Subject:
General
Subject:
Fiction
Subject:
Women -- Fiction.
Subject:
Women
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Domestic fiction
Subject:
Literature-A to Z
Subject:
main_subject
Subject:
all_subjects
Publication Date:
19830312
Binding:
ELECTRONIC
Language:
English
Pages:
247

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Product details 247 pages Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group - English 9780307777676 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , 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
"Synopsis" by , En midaldrende engelsk kvinde fra det bedre borgerskab fr pludselig i en sommerferie chancen for at yde en samfundsnyttig indsats.
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