Nobel Prize for Literature winner Doris Lessing's beautiful and heart-wrenching story of two lifelong friends who fall in love with each other's teenaged sons. Adoration is an erotic tale of misguided love and a celebration of the enduring nature of female friendship. Roz and Lil are the best of friends, and have been since childhood growing up as neighbours in an idyllic beach town. As adults, their teenaged sons have developed a friendship as strong as that which binds their mothers. One perfect summer the boys, along with their mothers, are confronted by the simmering emotions that have been mounting between them. Deeply emotional, Adoration is a story of family, sensuality, compassion, morality and above all love.