Lessing, Doris May: The Grass Is Singing

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The Grass Is Singing Author: Doris Lessing Setting: South Africa, Rhodesia Time: about 40 years ago Plot: At the beginning of this story we get to know about Mary Turner s murder in Rhodesia. She had always had severe problems with her parents but as soon as her sister and brother died, the relationship got better. Mary moved to a girls-house, where she had the nicest time in her life. But one day she heard two girls talking about her. They wondered why she hadn t married yet and said it would be time for Mary to marry. After some time Mary went to the cinema where she first met Dick. She was not interested in him as a man, but she felt the need to marry. So, two weeks later they married and moved to Dick s farmhouse. It was small and bare. Mary despised such a poor and primitive ...

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