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Through the Tunnel

by Doris Lessing


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From the winner of the Nobel Prize for Literature, Doris Lessing, a short story about a young boy's coming of age. While on holiday with his mother, a young boy sees a group of older children jumping from a rock into deep sea. He feels compelled to challenge himself to match them, and in doing so will take his first steps away from childhood. An amazingly vivid short story, Through the Tunnel explores the difficulties of childhood and ageing, resonating with many of Doris Lessing's acclaimed novels.

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HarperCollins Publishers
Fourth Estate
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Doris Lessing (Author)

Doris Lessing is one of the most important writers of the twentieth century and was awarded the Nobel Prize for Literature 2007. Her first novel, 'The Grass is Singing', was published in 1950. Among her other celebrated novels are 'The Golden Note...

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