Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog (Paperback)

A Novel

By Doris Lessing

Harper Perennial, 9780060530136, 288pp.

Publication Date: December 26, 2006

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Dann is grown up now, hunting for knowledge and despondent over the inadequacies of his civilization. With his trusted companions—Mara's daughter, his hope for the future; the abandoned child-soldier Griot, who discovers the meaning of love and the ability to sing stories; and the snow dog, a faithful friend who brings him back from the depths of despair—Dann embarks on a strange and captivating adventure in a suddenly colder, more watery climate in the north.

About the Author

Winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, Doris Lessing was one of the most celebrated and distinguished writers of our time, the recipient of a host of international awards. She wrote more than thirty books—among them the novels Martha Quest, The Golden Notebook, and The Fifth Child. She died in 2013.

Praise For Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog: A Novel

“Exquisite prose . . . [Lessing] has imagined a world unlike any other in science-fiction literature.”
— Fort Worth Star-Telegram

“[Full of] Lessing’s acute observations . . . this dystopia, underscored by its reluctant hero’s existential dilemma . . . resembles a classical myth.”
— Publishers Weekly

“Exquisitely told.”
— Booklist

— Calgary Herald

“A fascinating story by a brilliant writer... Lessing’s prose is straightforward, uncomplicated and clear. Her characters are complex and vivid.”
— Providence Journal