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The Fifth Child


A classic tale from Doris Lessing, winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, of a family torn apart by the arrival of Ben, their feral fifth child. ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 5.000

Family Turmoil

by Mobo on Jan 24, 2008

This was a book about society; its impact on a family; and how one difficult child can change the dynamics not only within the birth family, but the extended family as well. It was an excellent book, which I could hardly put down. It was a very personal book because it explored the feelings and thoughts of every character without lapsing into cliches. This is one of my favorite Lessing books!

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