Life Before Man

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Life Before Man

By Margaret Atwood

Anchor Books, Paperback, 9780385491105, 384pp.

Publication Date: May 15, 1998

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 internationally renowned author of such novels as "Oryx and Crake, Alias Grace", and "The Edible Woman". She is a novelist and a poet, and has also authored short story collections, critical studies, screenplays, radio scripts, and books.