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The Lover

The Lover

Author(s): Marguerite Duras

Location(s): Ho Chi Minh City (Saigon)

Genre(s): Fiction

Era(s): pre WW2

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.

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