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Dann is grown up now, hunting for knowledge and despondent over the inadequacies of his civilization. With his trusted companionsMara'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 despairDann embarks on a strange and captivating adventure in a suddenly colder, more watery climate in the north.
About the Author
Doris Lessing, winner of the 2007 Nobel Prize in Literature, is one of the most celebrated and distinguished writers of our time. She lives in north London.
Praise for Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog…
“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
“Haunting.” -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