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The Summer Before the Dark
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Vintage Books
Publication date July 14, 2009
Pages 273
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780307390622
ISBN-10 0307390624
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8.25 in.
Weight 0.50 lbs.
Original list price $16.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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.

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Hardcover
Book cover for 9780394484280
 
from Alfred a Knopf Inc (October 1, 1973)
9780394484280 | details & prices | List price $10.95
About: 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
Paperback
Book cover for 9780307390622 Book cover for 9780394710952
 
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With Doris May Lessing | Reprint edition from Vintage Books (July 14, 2009)
9780307390622 | details & prices | 273 pages | 5.00 × 8.25 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $16.00
About: 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.
from Random House Inc (March 1, 1983)
9780394710952 | details & prices | 4.25 × 6.75 × 0.75 in. | 0.25 lbs | List price $10.00
About: 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

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