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The Lover

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Marguerite Duras' 1984 memoir is a tale of lust, love, racial conflict and coming of age

The Lover
By Marguerite Duras

Set in 1920s Saigon, "The Lover" tells the story of a 15-year-old girl who finds intimacy and financial support in an affair with a wealthy Chinese businessman several years her senior. Marguerite Duras' 1984 memoir is a tale of lust, love, racial conflict and coming of age. Sensuous and poetic, it is a literary feast for those who appreciate good writing as much as sexy scenery. We love the state of mind the small book put us in: dreamy, abstract, surreal...

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