The Story of General Dann and Mara's Daughter, Griot and the Snow Dog (Paperback)
Dann is grown up now, hunting for knowledge and despondent over the inadequacies of his civilization. With his trusted companions--Mara's daughter, his hope for the future; the abandoned child-soldier Griot, who discovers the meaning of love and the ability to sing stories; and the snow dog, a faithful friend who brings him back from the depths of despair--Dann embarks on a strange and captivating adventure in a suddenly colder, more watery climate in the north.
“Exquisite prose . . . [Lessing] has imagined a world unlike any other in science-fiction literature.”
-Fort Worth Star-Telegram
“[Full of] Lessing’s acute observations . . . this dystopia, underscored by its reluctant hero’s existential dilemma . . . resembles a classical myth.”
“A fascinating story by a brilliant writer... Lessing’s prose is straightforward, uncomplicated and clear. Her characters are complex and vivid.”