The Summer Before the Dark (Google eBook)

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Knopf Doubleday Publishing Group, Nov 17, 2010 - Fiction - 256 pages
13 Reviews
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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Review: The Summer Before the Dark

User Review  - Tkash - Goodreads

my first Doris Lessing read. interesting self awareness adventure. she examines our standards for normal in her own unique way. Read full review

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User Review  - Sharon T - Goodreads

While the theme certainly resonated with me, and I found myself littering the book with scraps to mark ideas and observations that connected to my life personally, or were interesting in a feminist ... Read full review

About the author (2010)

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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