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Martha Quest by Doris Lessing
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Mar 14, 08

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This is a coming of age story about a young woman growing up in colonial Rhodesia. The landscape and political environment (1930s) serves as a powerful backdrop against the restlessness that the main character feels as she tries to make sense of her existence with an unambitious father, controlling mother, lost colonial community, and a series of inauthentic relationships.

The book is the first in the Children of Violence series. I have not read the others.

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