The Summer Before the Dark

The Summer Before the Dark

Book - 1983 | 1st Vintage Books ed.
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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.
Publisher: New York : Vintage Books, 1983, c1973.
Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed.
ISBN: 9780394710952
0394710959
Branch Call Number: FIC Lessi
Characteristics: 247 p. ; 18 cm.

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