Duras, Marguerite The Lover (Flamingo)

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The Lover (Flamingo)

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An international bestseller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France's Prix Goncourt, The Lover" has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its first publication in 1984. Set in the pre-war Indochina of Marguerite Duras' childhood, this is the haunting tale of a tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her Chinese lover. In spare yet luminous prose, Duras evokes life on the margins of Saigon in the waning days of France's colonial empire, and its representation in the passionate relationship between two unforgettable outcasts.

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An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world. Set in the prewar Indochina of Marguerite Duras's childhood, this is the haunting tale of a tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her Chinese lover in the waning days of France's colonial empire.

This edition includes an introduction by Maxine Hong Kingston that looks back at Duras's world from an intriguing new perspective -- that of a visitor to Vietnam today.

Review:

‘Rarely have I read a novel so flawlessly written.’ Spectator

‘Very beautiful, highly intelligent, enjoyable and original.’ Sunday Times

‘Perfect, a 'tour de force'…accessible in the way Thomas Mann’s 'Death in Venice' or D.M. Thomas’s 'The White Hotel' are accessible…dealing successfully with the strong themes of erotic love and death.’ New York Times Book Review

‘A spectacular success.’ Edmund White

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