Paperback. Sound & good copy, light to moderate shelf/reading wear, thumbing wear. Bookseller Inventory #
Synopsis: In this satirical novel of romance and discontent, Elizabeth is an unhappily married woman whose lover has recently killed himself. Unbeknownst to her, her apparently ineffectual husband, Nate, has found the resolve to leave her and run off with Lesje, his paleontologist mistress. Running wordlessly through everyone's consciousness is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover, as well as the overwhelming suspicion that, in the end, happiness is forever out of reach.
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"Superb, complete...a splendid, fully integrated work."
--The New York Times Book Review
"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."
"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."
"Atwood writes with savage humor. Sentences are spare, kept under enormous compression, like a bent bow."
Title: Life Before Man
Publication Date: 1998
Binding: Mass Market Paperback
Book Condition: Good
Book Description Seal. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Good. A copy that has been read, but remains in clean condition. All pages are intact, and the cover is intact. The spine may show signs of wear. Pages can include limited notes and highlighting, and the copy can include previous owner inscriptions. At ThriftBooks, our motto is: Read More, Spend Less. Seller Inventory # G0770428258I3N00
Book Description Seal, 1998. Condition: Very Good. 1 Edition. Ships from Reno, NV. Former Library book. Great condition for a used book! Minimal wear. Seller Inventory # GRP97730220
Book Description Seal, 1998. Condition: Good. 1 Edition. Former Library book. Shows some signs of wear, and may have some markings on the inside. Seller Inventory # GRP58955504
Book Description Seal, 1998. Mass Market Paperback. Condition: Good. Paperback. Sound & good copy, light to moderate shelf/reading wear, thumbing wear. Seller Inventory # c900906
Book Description Seal, 1998. Condition: New. book. Seller Inventory # M0770428258