Read Marguerite Duras' The Lover

  • February 26, 2013 · 7:30 PM
  • The Rubyfruit Jungle (private residence)

Valentine's Month Special!

An international best-seller with more than one million copies in print and a winner of France's Prix Goncourt, The Lover has been acclaimed by critics all over the world since its first publication in 1984.

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.



As some of you know, we get settled in and chat at 7:30 and begin discussion at 8.


We are asking for one or two dollars (no more!) from the attendees of each meeting to offset the cost of paying for the Meetup account. As always, drinks or snacks are welcome but not required. Excited to get the new year of books start with all the gay ladies!

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  • A former member
    A former member

    I enjoyed the book a lot. I found it engaging. i liked the way that the different voices were used to inform the reader about the main character. It seemed like a quick read at first, but it was so packed with details that I found my self having to reread passages. Definitely a romantic but unlikely love story. I found it interesting how diverse everyone's response to the book and characters.

    1 · February 28, 2013

  • Lauren

    Great time!

    February 27, 2013

  • Kramer

    You ladies were great! Can't wait to do it again

    1 · February 27, 2013

  • Lauren

    My Email is [masked]

    February 26, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Sorry, I won't be able to make it this time but hopefully the next one!

    February 25, 2013

  • Lauren

    Hi I have a new email. Can you send the address for tomorrow to my new email?

    February 25, 2013

  • Elizabeth R.

    So what, there's a waiting list, read the book anyway! The RSVP list goes thru MANY changes before being finalized. It's an awesome book! It's an awesome movie! This is an awesome club!

    2 · February 5, 2013

  • Kramer

    So far so good!

    February 4, 2013

  • Lauren

    Looking forward to this.

    February 4, 2013

  • A former member
    A former member

    Looking forward to joining the book group. Please let me know if a spot opens up! Thank you.

    January 30, 2013

  • Kramer

    So excited to meet you all :)

    December 29, 2012

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