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Love, Again

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Love, Again

type:
Book
Current Status:
In Season
author:
Doris Lessing
genre:
Fiction

We gave it an A

Widowed, 65-year-old London playwright Sarah Durham discovers she is in love with the twentysomething lead in her new play. Told from Sarah’s eloquent perspective, Doris Lessing’s Love, Again, her first novel in seven years, explores passion’s chaotic powers as various cast members fall under fevered spells. Sarah’s second, more mature romance with the director forces her to question whether her longtime substitution of art for love has equaled a real life. It’s a dazzling feast, even if Lessing acutely portrays love as ”a desert of deprivation” able to drive its victims mad with longing. A