The Cleft: A Novel

By: Lessing, Doris

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In the last years of his life, a contemplative Roman senator embarks on one last epic endeavor: to retell the history of human creation and reveal the little-known story of the Clefts, an ancient community of women living in an Edenic coastal wilderness. The Clefts have neither need nor knowledge of men; childbirth is controlled through the cycles of the moon, and they bear only female children. But with the unheralded birth of a strange new child--a boy--the harmony of their community is suddenly thrown into jeopardy.

In this fascinating and beguiling novel, Lessing confronts the themes that inspired much of her early writing: how men and women manage to live side by side in the world and how the troublesome particulars of gender affect every aspect of our existence.

Title: The Cleft: A Novel

Author Name: Lessing, Doris

Categories: A&C,

Publisher: Harper: 2007-07-31

ISBN Number: 0060834862

ISBN Number 13: 9780060834869

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Used: Very Good

Type: Hardcover

Seller ID: SKU1003219