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Life Before Man explores the lives of three people imprisoned by walls of their own construction and in thrall to the tragicomedy we call love. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality and suppressed rage, has just lost her latest lover to suicide. Nate, her gentle, indecisive husband, is planning to leave her for Lesje, a perennial innocent who prefers dinosaurs to men. Hanging over them all is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover, and the dizzying threat of three lives careening inevitably towards the same climax.

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"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."
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"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."
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"Atwood writes with savage humor. Sentences are spare, kept under enormous compression, like a bent bow."
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"A penetrating, wry look at the changes affecting men, women and their family lives -- The book has the acute perceptions and vivid imagery which are the hallmarks of Atwood's writing." -- The Sunday Toronto Sun

"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." -- Ms. Magazine

"Tough poet, clever critic, brilliant novelist, feminist, nationalist, our chief literary heroine -- a superb writer." -- Toronto Star

"Margaret Atwood is a deeply serious writer who is also wildly funny." -- Chatelaine

"Atwood writes with savage humor. Sentences are spare, kept under enormous compression, like a bent bow." -- Esquire

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