The Grass Is Singing: A Novel by Doris Lessing

The Grass Is Singing: A Novel

byDoris Lessing

Paperback | September 16, 2008

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Set in Southern Rhodesia under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is at once a riveting chronicle of human disintegration, a beautifully understated social critique, and a brilliant depiction of the quiet horror of one woman's struggleagainst a ruthless fate.

Mary Turner is a self-confident, independent young woman who becomes the depressed, frustrated wife of an ineffectual, unsuccessful farmer. Little by little the ennui of years on the farm works its slow poison. Mary's despair progresses until the fateful arrival of Moses, an enigmatic, virile black servant. Locked in anguish, Mary and Moses—master and slave—are trapped in a web of mounting attraction and repulsion, until their psychic tension explodes with devastating consequences.

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Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, Doris Lessing was one of the most celebrated and distinguished writers of our time, the recipient of a host of international awards. She wrote more than thirty books—among them the novelsMartha Quest,The Golden Notebook, andThe Fifth Child. She died in 2013.
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Title:The Grass Is Singing: A NovelFormat:PaperbackDimensions:272 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.61 inPublished:September 16, 2008Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0061673749

ISBN - 13:9780061673740

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