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The Grandmothers By Doris Lessing

The Grandmothers
by Doris Lessing

Doris Lessing provides four short novels in this collection. The title story, "The Grandmothers", is a shockingly intimate portrait of an unconventional extended family and the lengths to which they will go to find happiness and love.

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The grande dame of English literature returns with a stunning collection of four short, intensely observed novels. With the four short novels in this collection, Doris Lessing once again proves that she is unequalled in her ability to capture the truth of the human condition. The title story, 'The Grandmothers', is an astonishing tour de force, a shockingly intimate portrait of an unconventional extended family and the lengths to which they will go to find happiness and love. Written with a cinematic eye, so that one almost feels one is watching the scenes from the sidelines, the story is a ruthless dissection of the veneer of middle-class morality and convention which manages to be at once universal and desperately, heartbreakingly personal. 'Victoria and the Staveneys' takes us through 20 years of the life of a young underprivilged black girl in London. A chance meeting introduces her to the world of the Staveneys - a liberal white middle-class family - and, seduced, she falls pregnant by one of the sons. As her young daughter grows up, Victoria feels her parental control diminishing as the attractions of the Staveney's world exert themselves. An honest and often uncomfortable lo

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GOR000787083
The Grandmothers
Doris Lessing
Very Good
Hardback
HarperCollins Publishers
2003-11-03
320
0007152795
9780007152797
N/A
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