Life Before Man

Life Before Man

Book - 1979
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Life Before Man vividly portrays three people in thrall to the tragicomedy some call love. Imprisoned by walls of their own construction, they are forced to make drastic choices--after the rules have changed and the boundaries have become faded. There is Elizabeth, with her controlled sensuality, who seeks solutions in the wrong men; Nate, wry and gentle husband of Elizabeth, racked by an inability to decide; and Lesje, quiet and inexperienced, who prefers dinosaurs to most men. Hanging over all of them is the ghost of Elizabeth's dead lover...and the threat of three lives careering inevitably toward potential catastrophe.
Publisher: Toronto : McClelland and Stewart, 1979
ISBN: 9780771008856
Branch Call Number: F ATW NVD
Characteristics: 355 pages ; 21 cm

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Dec 11, 2009

Relationships ending, relationships beginning, and everything in between. It was hard to really root for any of the characters though, as they were all quite flawed in their own ways. Well-written though.

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