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Ben, in the World
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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Isis Audio
Publication date August 30, 2003
Binding Cassette/Spoken Word
Edition Unabridged
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9780753110003
ISBN-10 0753110008
Original list price $64.95
Other format details audio
Summaries and Reviews
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Ben Lovatt can never fit in. To those he meets, he seems awkward: too big, too strong, inhumanly made. He baffles and he terrifies: those who do not understand him want him locked up.

His own mother locked him up; then, guilty, she liberated him. But her unyielding love for him corroded their family; this fifth child broke the home into bits. And now he has come of age and again finds himself bewildered and alone. He searches in the faces of those he meets to see the hostility there, or the fear, or more rarely the kindness. Occasionally a gentler, less fearful person to fit understands his need, how hard he is trying it in. Mostly people make use of him, and he finds himself in the south of France, in Brazil, and in the mountains of the Andes, where at last he discovers where he has come from and who his people are.

The Fifth Child is one of Doris Lessing's most powerful and haunting books. In this sequel, Ben Lovatt is loosed on the wider world; how that world receives him, and how he fares in it, will keep the reader of Ben, in the World enthralled and on tenterhooks until its dramatic finale.

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CD/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780753122266
 
With Martyn Read (other contributor) | Unabridged edition from Isis Audio (August 30, 2003)
9780753122266 | details & prices | 7.50 × 7.50 × 0.75 in. | 0.50 lbs | List price $64.95
About: The sequel to the acclaimed novel, THE FIFTH CHILD Ben Lovatt can never fit in.
Cassette/Spoken Word
Book cover for 9780753110003
 
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Unabridged edition from Isis Audio (August 30, 2003)
9780753110003 | details & prices | List price $64.95
About: Ben Lovatt can never fit in.

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