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Life Before Man

Atwood, Margaret

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ISBN 10: 0771008074 / ISBN 13: 9780771008078
Published by McClelland & Stewart, 1979
Condition: Very Good Hardcover
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Title: Life Before Man

Publisher: McClelland & Stewart

Publication Date: 1979

Binding: Hard Cover

Book Condition: Very Good

Dust Jacket Condition: Very Good

Edition: First Edition.

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<i>Life Before Man</i> vividly portrays three people in thrall to the tragicomedy some call love. Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, they are forced to make drastic choices &#x2013; after the rules have changed and the boundaries have become faded. There is Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality, who seeks solutions in the wrong men; Nate, wry and gentle husband of Elizabeth, racked by an inability to decide; and Lesje, quiet and inexperienced, who prefers dinosaurs to most men. Hanging over all of them is the ghost of Elizabeth&#x2019;s dead lover...and the threat of three lives careering inevitably toward potential catastrophe.<br /><i>From the Hardcover edition.</i>

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New in this edition: a Reader's Companion to <i>Life Before Man</i>--ideal for discussion groups<p>&quot;Superb, complete...a splendid, fully integrated work.&quot;<br /><i>--The New York Times Book Review</i></p><p>&quot;Moving flawlessly from wit to pathos and back, Atwood constructs a superb living exhibit in which the artifacts are unique...there is ample treasure in this novel.&quot;<br /><i>--Chicago Tribune</i></p><p>&quot;Crisp, carefully ironic, contemporary...Life Before Man offers us three characters of great complexity and roundness...Atwood has written a novel that is emotionally powerful, intelligent and very adult.&quot;<br /><i>--Ms.</i></p><p>&quot;Atwood writes with savage humor. Sentences are spare, kept under enormous compression, like a bent bow.&quot;<br /><i>--Esquire</i></p><p></p>

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