L'amant by Marguerite Duras
L’amant: My pick for the month of October
The book of the month of October 2022 is L’amant by Marguerite Duras. To join the book club next month sign up now!
Here’s my intro:
“Marguerite Duras lets her memories and feelings flow. She tells us about her life in Sadec in Indochina and the passionate and irrational love she had for a Chinese she met on the Mekong. The story takes place in Indochina in the 30s, still a colonial era, where the cultural difference is still felt. This relationship is very badly perceived by her mother and her brother. Conflicting relationships arise between her and her family. In this reading, you will discover both a love impossible, the emancipation of Marguerite, an unusual family, and the Indochina wars.”
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