Doris Lessing


Ben, in the World, by Doris Lessing

In her new novel, Doris Les­sing gives a fresh twist to an old idea: What would our world seem like to an alien who found himself among us, and how would we react to such a being? But Ben Lovat is not a creature from another planet; he is from our own distant past--a throwback to a species near the beginning of human evolution.