The Lover

Inspired by The Lover by Marguerite Duras, this collection has a muted vintage vibe.  Originally published in 1984 in French, The Lover has been translated into 43 languages.  Set in prewar Indochina, it is said that the book is an autobiographical story of a love affair between a 15 year old French girl and a 27 year old Chinese man.  It's written in a fragmented way, with memories caught up in a haze and recollections of girlhood shifted or faded.  What you get is a snapshot of the writer's past.  Beautiful.

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