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A Lifetime Burning

A Lifetime Burning

(1982)
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So spontaneous is the writing in A Lifetime Burning, one might believe these are indeed words of a woman desperately trying to understand what has happened to her life, beginning with the fact that her husband has stopped sleeping with her.

Why? Is there a rival--perhaps "The Toad," the unattractive housewife next door--or someone else, who will completely surprise the reader, as do many of the events of the protagonist's story? At age sixty-two, Corinne must grapple with the most painful truth that her lifelong passion--which is anyone's passion, to love and be loved, body and soul--could burn unquenched forever. Her imaginative narrative even when she is lying is as revealing as bedrock truth. A Lifetime Burning is as real as life itself--a novel shimmering and vital and recognizably true. Gripping, smart, suspenseful, and at times, wonderfully witty, Douglas's widely acclaimed book forms a searching and searing record of love, anger, confession, and discovery.

 
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Hardback Editions

June 1983 : UK Hardback
Title: A Lifetime Burning
Author(s): Ellen Douglas
ISBN: 0-370-30957-X / 978-0-370-30957-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: The Bodley Head Ltd
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September 1982 : USA Hardback
Title: A Lifetime Burning
Author(s): Ellen Douglas
ISBN: 0-394-52719-4 / 978-0-394-52719-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Random House Inc (T)
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Paperback Editions

September 2012 : USA Paperback
Title: A Lifetime Burning (Banner Books Series)
Author(s): Ellen Douglas
ISBN: 1-61703-601-3 / 978-1-61703-601-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
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May 1995 : USA Paperback
Title: Lifetime Burning
Author(s): Ellen Douglas
ISBN: 0-8071-2007-3 / 978-0-8071-2007-1 (USA edition)
Publisher: Louisiana State University Press
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Kindle Editions

November 2012 : USA, Canada, UK Kindle edition
Title: A Lifetime Burning (Banner Books Series)
Author(s): Ellen Douglas
Publisher: University Press of Mississippi
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