|Memoirs of a Survivor, the (1974) [Novel]|
by Doris Lessing
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In a beleaguered city where rats and roving gangs terrorize the streets, where government has broken down and meaningless violence holds sway, a woman — middle-aged and middle-class — is brought a twelve-year-old girl and told that it is her responsibility to raise the child. This book, which the author has called "an attempt at autobiography," is that woman's journal — a glimpse of a future only slightly more horrendous than our present, and of the forces that alone can save us from total destruction.
Original title: The Memoirs of a Survivor
Genre: Fiction→ Science Fiction→ Political→ Dystopia/Utopia
Fiction→ General Fiction