By Marguerite Duras
A global best-seller with multiple million copies in print and a winner of France's Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed via critics around the globe on the grounds that its first ebook in 1984.
Set within the prewar Indochina of Marguerite Duras's early life, this is often the haunting story of a tumultuous affair among a young person French lady and her chinese language lover. In spare but luminous prose, Duras inspires lifestyles at the margins of Saigon within the waning days of France's colonial empire, and its illustration within the passionate dating among unforgettable outcasts.
Long unavailable in hardcover, this variation of The Lover contains a new creation through Maxine Hong Kingston that appears again at Duras's international from an interesting new perspective--that of a customer to Vietnam today.
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The Lover by Marguerite Duras