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The Lover


A sensational international bestseller, and winner of France's coveted Prix Goncourt, 'The Lover' is an unforgettable portrayal of the incandescent ... Show synopsis

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Overall customer rating: 3.667
Adda Q

Coming of Age near Saigon

by Adda Q on Apr 19, 2012

A wonderfully short, well written story of a young impoverished French teen from a horribly disfunctional family scratching out a living near SaDec Vietnam. She decides to have an affair with an older man who is Chinese. Read it for the color and phrasing. I was lucky enough to see the house of the ... More



by BruceHH on Nov 20, 2009

his is a rather short book of 117 pages and a quick read if one desires to breeze through it and not try to follow the order of her writing. She jumps in time often from paragraph to paragraph, sometimes a 15 year old at others 38 and others 17. She talks of her lover and her family and how they ... More

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