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The Summer Before the Dark

Authors: Lessing, Doris
Publisher: Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group
BISAC/Subject: FIC044000, FIC019000, FIC043000
ISBN: 9780307777676, Related ISBNs: 0307390624, 0307777677, 0394710959, 9780307390622, 9780307777676
Classification: Non-Fiction
Number of pages: 256,
Audience: General/trade
Synopsis: 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.
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