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The grandmothers : four short novels

Author: Doris Lessing
Publisher: Princeton, N.J. : Recording for the Blind & Dyslexic, 2004.
Edition/Format:   Audiobook on CD : CD audio : Fiction : English
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With the four short novels in this collection, [the author] proves that she is unrivalled in her ability to capture the truth of the human condition. "The Grandmothers": Two women, close friends, fall in love with each other's teenage sons, and these passions last for years, until the women end them, promising a respectable old age. "Victoria and the Staveneys": A poor black girl has a baby with the son of a liberal  Read more...
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Material Type: Fiction, Audio book, etc.
Document Type: Sound Recording
All Authors / Contributors: Doris Lessing
OCLC Number: 54905243
Notes: Originally published: New York : HarperCollins, c2003. 1st U.S. ed.
Description: 1 sound disc : digital, mono. ; 4 3/4 in.
Contents: Grandmothers --
Victoria and the Staveneys --
Reason for it --
Love child.
Responsibility: Doris Lessing.

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With the four short novels in this collection, [the author] proves that she is unrivalled in her ability to capture the truth of the human condition. "The Grandmothers": Two women, close friends, fall in love with each other's teenage sons, and these passions last for years, until the women end them, promising a respectable old age. "Victoria and the Staveneys": A poor black girl has a baby with the son of a liberal middle-class family and finds that her little girl is slowly being absorbed into the world of white privilege and becoming estranged from her. "The Reason for It": Certain to appeal to fans of Shikasta and Memoirs of a Survivor, it describes the birth, flourishing, and decline of a culture long, long ago, but with many modern echoes. "A Love Child": A soldier in World War II, during the dangerous voyage to India around the Cape, falls in love on shore leave and remains convinced that a love child resulted from the wartime romance.-Dust jacket.

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