Adore

Adore

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by Doris Lessing
     
 

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Two friends, two sons, two shocking and intense love affairs . . .

Roz and Lil have been best friends since childhood. But their bond stretches beyond familiar bounds when these middle-aged mothers fall in love with each other's teenage sons—taboo-shattering passions that last for years, until the women end them, vowing to have a respectable old age

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Two friends, two sons, two shocking and intense love affairs . . .

Roz and Lil have been best friends since childhood. But their bond stretches beyond familiar bounds when these middle-aged mothers fall in love with each other's teenage sons—taboo-shattering passions that last for years, until the women end them, vowing to have a respectable old age. With Adore, Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, once again proves her unrivaled ability to capture the truth of the human condition.

Editorial Reviews

Vogue
“Stunning … showing Lessing’s trademark incisiveness.”
Miami Herald
“Powerful… beautifully realized.”
Milwaukee Journal Sentinel
“Lessing is without peer.”
New York Times Book Review
“[Lessing] has never written better.”
San Francisco Chronicle Book Review
“The four pieces that make up The Grandmothers are masterpieces of artistry and intellect.”
Michiko Kakutani
“A LOVE CHILD possesses both a palpable immediacy and a haunting afterlife.”

Product Details

ISBN-13:
9780062318978
Publisher:
HarperCollins Publishers
Publication date:
09/17/2013
Sold by:
HARPERCOLLINS
Format:
NOOK Book
Pages:
112
Sales rank:
511,678
File size:
1 MB

Meet the Author

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, including the Somerset Maugham Award, the David Cohen Memorial Prize for British Literature, the James Tait Black Prize for best biography, Spain's Prince of Asturias Prize and Prix Catalunya, and the S. T. Dupont Golden PEN Award for a Lifetime's Distinguished Service to Literature.

Brief Biography

Hometown:
London, England
Date of Birth:
October 22, 1919
Place of Birth:
Persia (now Iran)

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