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Life Before Man (Paperback) (Margaret Eleanor Atwood)
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Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, here are three people, each in midlife, in midcrisis, forced to make choices--after the rules have changed. Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality, her suppressed rage, is married to the wrong man. She 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 toward the same climax.
Two couples, more apart than together, whose complicated lives are tied to each other, are part of an unstoppable chain of events that slowly shatters them to pieces.
Number of Pages: 361.0
Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres
Publisher: Random House Inc
Author: Margaret Eleanor Atwood
Street Date: February 1, 1998
Item Number (DPCI): 248-35-9530