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Life Before Man
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Simon & Schuster
Publication date January 1, 1980
Binding Hardcover
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780671251154
ISBN-10 0671251155
Availability§ Out of Print
Original list price $11.95
§As reported by publisher
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Summary
An exploration of contemporary concerns--love, exploitation, survival, sex roles, personal power--centers on the inner lives and relationships of an attractive, independent woman, her ineffectual husband, and his passive, easily manipulated lover
Amazon.com description: Product Description: Life Before Man vividly portrays three people in thrall to the tragicomedy some call love. Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, they are forced to make drastic choices--after the rules have changed and the boundaries have become faded. There is Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality, who seeks solutions in the wrong men; Nate, wry and gentle husband of Elizabeth, racked by an inability to decide; and Lesje, quiet and inexperienced, who prefers dinosaurs to most men. Hanging over all of them is the ghost of Elizabeth’s dead lover…and the threat of three lives careering inevitably toward potential catastrophe.

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Hardcover
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from Simon & Schuster (January 1, 1980)
9780671251154 | details & prices | List price $11.95
About: An exploration of contemporary concerns--love, exploitation, survival, sex roles, personal power--centers on the inner lives and relationships of an attractive, independent woman, her ineffectual husband, and his passive, easily manipulated lover
Paperback
Book cover for 9780385491105 Book cover for 9780449213773 Book cover for 9780553377828
 
from Anchor Books (February 1, 1998)
9780385491105 | details & prices | 361 pages | 5.50 × 8.25 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $15.00
About: From the #1 New York Times bestselling author of The Handmaid's TaleImprisoned by walls of their own construction, here are three people, each in midlife, in midcrisis, forced to make choices--after the rules have changed.
from Bantam Dell Pub Group (January 1, 1996)
9780553377828 | details & prices | 351 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 0.70 lbs | List price $10.95
About: Life Before Man vividly portrays three people in thrall to the tragicomedy some call love.
Reprint edition from Fawcett Books (November 1, 1990)
9780449213773 | details & prices | 4.25 × 7.00 × 1.25 in. | 0.40 lbs | List price $5.99
About: An exploration of contemporary concerns--love, exploitation, survival, sex roles, personal power--centers on the inner lives and relationships of an attractive, independent woman, her ineffectual husband, and his passive, easily manipulated lover
Cassette/Spoken Word
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With Lorelei King (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Chivers Audio Books (March 1, 2003)
9780754009382 | details & prices | 7.00 × 9.25 × 2.50 in. | 1.35 lbs | List price $89.95
About: An exploration of contemporary concerns--love, exploitation, survival, sex roles, personal power--centers on the inner lives and relationships of an attractive, independent woman, her ineffectual husband, and his passive, easily manipulated lover.

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