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The Grass Is Singing: A Novel

The Grass Is Singing: A Novel
Author: Doris Lessing
ISBN 13: 9780061673740
ISBN 10: 61673749
Edition: N/A
Publisher: Harper Perennial Modern Classics
Publication Date: 2008-09-16
Format: Paperback
Pages: 272
List Price: $13.99

Set in Southern Rhodesia under white rule, Doris Lessing's first novel is at once a riveting chronicle of human disintegration, a beautifully understated social critique, and a brilliant depiction of the quiet horror of one woman's struggleagainst a ruthless fate.

Mary Turner is a self-confident, independent young woman who becomes the depressed, frustrated wife of an ineffectual, unsuccessful farmer. Little by little the ennui of years on the farm works its slow poison. Mary's despair progresses until the fateful arrival of Moses, an enigmatic, virile black servant. Locked in anguish, Mary and Moses—master and slave—are trapped in a web of mounting attraction and repulsion, until their psychic tension explodes with devastating consequences.