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The Summer Before the Dark
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Random House Inc
Publication date March 1, 1983
Binding Paperback
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780394710952
ISBN-10 0394710959
Dimensions 0.75 by 4.25 by 6.75 in.
Weight 0.25 lbs.
Availability§ Publisher Out of Stock Indefinitely
Original list price $10.00
§As reported by publisher
Summaries and Reviews
Summary
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
Amazon.com description: Product Description: 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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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
 
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.
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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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