The Summer Before the Dark

Author(s): Doris Lessing

Hardback fiction

Nobel laureate Doris Lessing's classic novel of the pivotal summer in one woman's life is a brilliant excursion into the terrifying gulf between youth and old age. As the summer begins, Kate Brown--attractive, intelligent, forty-five, happily married, with a house in the London suburbs and three grown children--has no reason to expect that anything will change. But by summer's end the woman she was--living behind a protective camouflage of feminine charm and caring--no longer exists. The Summer Before the Dark takes us along on Kate's 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 herself that lets her finally and truly come of age.


Product Information

General Fields

  • : 9780224008327
  • : jonathan cape
  • : jonathan cape
  • : 0.312072
  • : January 1973
  • : ---length:- '20'width:- '14'units:- Centimeters
  • : books

Special Fields

  • : Doris Lessing
  • : Hardback
  • : first edition
  • : very good
  • : 224