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Publisher's Summary

Catherine Lacey (Nobody Is Ever Missing), Akhil Sharma (Family Life), Francoise Mouly (art editor at The New Yorker), and Kate Zambreno (Heroines, Green Girl) discuss the acclaimed novel in celebration of its 30th anniversary. Marguerite Duras' (Hiroshima Mon Amour) haunting, luminous book tells of the tumultuous affair between an adolescent French girl and her Chinese lover in prewar Indochina. With a reading by Kathleen Chalfant (The Affair, Angels in America on Broadway).

©2015 Symphony Space (P)2015 Symphony Space

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NOT the story - This is a book review

Interesting discussions.....was Duras drunk ALL the time?.....did she reinvent the novel? ....ammm).

Recommended if your are interested in a book review on The Lover

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I Feel DUMB

I Thought this was the actual audiobook yall played me fr! It is literally some really boring people discussing the book, like who would actually wanna listen to that!

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THIS IS NOT THE BOOK

I’m not pleased. I wasted a credit on what I thought was the book. This is nothing more than a discussion of the book.

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I am very disappointed. I wanted the book

not the book ,just a review of it.
this truly sucked...want a refund please

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Lack of book

The views and background of the various speakers about the book was interesting, but I wanted to listen to the book itself.

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Don't buy.

If you're looking for an audio book version of "The Lover", this is not it. Instead this is just a group of self absorbed vain adults having a discussion on it including one adult that seems a bit suspicious.

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Great discussion.

Interesting and intelligent and discussion about this book. The only flaw was the audio was poor when listening to questions from the audience.

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A reasonably interesting discussion of the book

This is one of several Thalia book club audios. I am puzzled how anyone reading the title or glancing at the duration could mistake this for the complete novel.

The conversation is enjoyable and relevant except for the contributions of Akhil Sharma who sounds like a lazy, petulant Sophomore who in his free time chairs the College Republicans.