About the Book
In this profoundly moving book, Nobel Laureate Doris Lessing explores the lives of her parents, each irrevocably damaged by the Great War. In the fictional first half of Alfred and Emily, she imagines the happier lives her parents might have made for themselves had there been no war. This is followed by a piercing examination of their relationship as it actually was in the shadow of the devastating global conflict.
"Here I still am," says Lessing, "trying to get out from under that monstrous legacy, trying to get free." Triumphantly, with Alfred and Emily, she has done just that.
Educator and Librarian Resources
- ISBN: 9780060834890
- ISBN 10: 0060834897
- Imprint: Harper Perennial
- On Sale: 10/01/2009
- Pages: 288
- List Price: 18.50 CAD
- BISAC1: BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / General