"Powerful, authentic, completely successful . . . perfect."
—The New York Times Book Review
“An exquisite jewel of a novel, as multifaceted as a diamond, as seamless and polished as a pearl.”
“A vivid, lingering novel . . . a brilliant work of art.”
—Cleveland Plain Dealer
From the Publisher
"Powerful, authentic, completely successful...perfect."
--New York Times Book Review
"Duras manages to combine the seemingly irreconcilable perspectives of confession and objectivity, of lyrical poetry and nouveau roman. The sentences lodge themselves slowly in the reader's mind until they detonate with all the force of fused feeling and thought--the force of a metaphysical contemplation of the paradoxes of the human heart."
--New York Times
"A vivid, lingering novel...a brilliant work of art."
--Cleveland Plain Dealer
"All life is here...visions of love and hate I've never read before. How can something so ethereal be so much more than real? This, I can only suppose, is the mark of literary genius."
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