Set in the colonial era of prewar Indochina, a 15-year-old French girl is caught between her mother's dreams and her rich Chinese lover.
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"Powerful, authentic, completely successful...perfect."
--New York Times Book Review
"Duras manages to combine the seemingly irreconcilable perspectives of confession and objectivity, of lyrical poetry and nouveau roman. The sentences lodge themselves slowly in the reader's mind until they detonate with all the force of fused feeling and thought--the force of a metaphysical contemplation of the paradoxes of the human heart."
--New York Times
"A vivid, lingering novel...a brilliant work of art."
--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"All life is here...visions of love and hate I've never read before. How can something so ethereal be so much more than real? This, I can only suppose, is the mark of literary genius."
An international best-seller 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 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 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.
Long unavailable in hardcover, this edition of The Lover includes a new introduction by Maxine Hong Kingston that looks back at Duras's world from an intriguing new perspective--that of a visitor to Vietnam today.
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Book Description Perennial Library, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. New item. May have light shelf wear. Bookseller Inventory # 161203031
Book Description Perennial Library, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # DADAX0060970405
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Book Description Perennial Library, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0060970405
Book Description Perennial Library, 1986. Paperback. Book Condition: New. Bookseller Inventory # P110060970405
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