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!