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The North China Lover

(1992)
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An elegant new paperback edition of one of Marguerite Duras's most important books.

Far more daring and truthful than any of her other novels, The North China Lover is a fascinating retelling of the dramatic experiences of Duras's adolescence that shaped her most famous work. Initially conceived as notes toward a screenplay for The Lover, this later novel, written toward the end of her life, emphasizes the tougher aspects of her youth in Indochina and possesses the intimate feel of a documentary. Both shocking and enthralling, the story Duras tells is "so powerfully imagined (or remembered) that it...lingers like a strong perfume" (Publishers Weekly). Hailed by the French critics as a return to "the Duras of the great books and the great days," it is a mature and complex rendering of a formative period in the author's life.

 
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Hardback Editions

September 1992 : USA Hardback
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Title: The North China Lover
Author(s): Marguerite Duras
ISBN: 1-56584-018-6 / 978-1-56584-018-8 (USA edition)
Publisher: The New Press
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Paperback Editions

January 1994 : USA Paperback
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Title: The North China Lover: A Novel
Author(s): Marguerite Duras
ISBN: 1-56584-043-7 / 978-1-56584-043-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: The New Press
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


December 1994 : UK Paperback
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Title: The North China Lover (Flamingo original)
Author(s): Marguerite Duras
ISBN: 0-00-654712-5 / 978-0-00-654712-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Flamingo
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