The Fifth Child

Doris May Lessing, Author
Doris May Lessing, Author Vintage Books USA $13.95 (144p) ISBN 978-0-679-72182-6
Reviewed on: 05/17/1989
Release date: 05/01/1989
A smug, conservative couple's fifth child (after four model children) inspires fear and horror. ``The implications of this slim, gripping work are ominous,'' wrote PW. Lessing indicts those in authority who refuse to acknowledge responsibility for the violence inherent in mankind. (May)
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