The Cleft

The Cleft

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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.
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Product details

  • Hardback | 260 pages
  • 160.02 x 210.82 x 25.4mm | 430.91g
  • United States
  • English
  • 0060834862
  • 9780060834869
  • 1,823,515

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2,616 ratings
2.86 out of 5 stars
5 9% (248)
4 20% (514)
3 33% (851)
2 25% (655)
1 13% (348)
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