Life Before Man

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Life Before Man

By Margaret Atwood

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385491105, 384pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 1998

Description
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.


About the Author
MARGARET ATWOOD is the author of more than twenty-five books, including fiction, poetry, and essays. Her most recent works include the bestselling novels Alias Grace and The Robber Bride and the collections Wilderness Tips and Good Bones and Simple Murders. She lives in Toronto.