Love stories. Saigon, 1930s: a poor young French girl meets the elegant son of a wealthy Chinese family. Soon they are lovers, locked into a private world of passion and intensity that defies all the conventions of their society. A sensational international bestseller, 'The Lover' is disturbing, erotic, masterly. Here is an unforgettable portrayal of the incandescent relationship between the lovers, and of the hate that slowly tears the girl's family apart.Originally published as 'L'Amant': Paris : Editions de minuit, 1984 ; English ed. published: London : Collins, 1985.Translation from the French of : Amant.