Ben, in the World

Ben, in the World

The Sequel to The Fifth Child

Book - 2000
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A sequel to The Fifth Child finds a grown Ben in the care of good-hearted prostitute Rita and her boyfriend, who enlists the unknowing Ben to help him transport drugs to Paris. 30,000 first printing.

Blackwell North Amer

Ben Lovatt can never fit in. To those he meets, he seems awkward: too big, too strong, inhumanly made. He baffles and he terrifies: those who do not understand him want him locked up.

His own mother locked him up; then, guilty, she liberated him. But her unyielding love for him corroded their family; this fifth child broke the home into bits. And now he has come of age and again finds himself bewildered and alone. He searches in the faces of those he meets to see the hostility there, or the fear, or more rarely the kindness. Occasionally a gentler, less fearful person to fit understands his need, how hard he is trying it in. Mostly people make use of him, and he finds himself in the south of France, in Brazil, and in the mountains of the Andes, where at last he discovers where he has come from and who his people are.

The Fifth Child is one of Doris Lessing's most powerful and haunting books. In this sequel, Ben Lovatt is loosed on the wider world; how that world receives him, and how he fares in it, will keep the reader of Ben, in the World enthralled and on tenterhooks until its dramatic finale.



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Ben, now grown and in the care of good-hearted prostitute Rita and her boyfriend, unknowingly helps them transport drugs to Paris.

Publisher: New York : HarperCollins, [2000]
Edition: First edition
Copyright Date: ©2000
ISBN: 9780060196288
0060196289
Branch Call Number: FIC Le 2000
Characteristics: 178 pages ; 22 cm

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