The Memoirs of a SurvivorBy Doris Lessing
- Author: Doris Lessing
- Binding: Paperback
- Publisher: Vintage
- Published: 1988-04-12
- Edition: 1st Vintage Books ed
In a beleaguered city where rats and roving gangs terrorize the streets, where government has broken down and meaningless violence holds sway, a woman -- middle-aged and middle-class -- is brought a twelve-year-old girl and told that it is her responsibility to raise the child. This book, which the author has called "an attempt at autobiography," is that woman's journal -- a glimpse of a future only slightly more horrendous than our present, and of the forces that alone can save us from total destruction.