By Doris Lessing
Pals, sons, stunning and excessive amorous affairs . . .
Roz and Lil were top acquaintances because formative years. yet their bond stretches past everyday bounds while those middle-aged moms fall in love with each one other's teenage sons--taboo-shattering passions that final for years, until eventually the ladies finish them, vowing to have a good previous age. With Adore, Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, once more proves her unequalled skill to trap the reality of the human .
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Adore: A Novella by Doris Lessing