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The Lover by Marguerite Duras
The Lover

cheryl.cornwell, January 31, 2010

The Lover is stunningly beautiful in its simplicity. Set in pre-war Indochina, Duras tells the seemingly banal story of a young French girl and her Chinese lover. However, impregnated with the larger themes of colonialism, race, and poverty, The Lover is a sensuous treatise on what it means to love beyond reason. This is a novel I return to again and again with the same rapture and anticipation that I felt when reading it for the first time.
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