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The Lover (Romance)
The Story: This is a beautiful, sensuous but a controversial semi-autobiographical story about a 15 year old teenage girl who was physically and emotionally abused by her mother and elder brother. She felt unable to control her predicament. She sought solace and control through her passionate affair with a wealthy Chinese man (actor Tony Leung) from Cholon. However, the affair is tragic from the very beginning because of the cross-cultural conflicts ...
The Lover (Literature)
An impovished, adolescent French girl in colonial South East Asia has a forbidden love affair with a wealthy, Chinese man, twelve years her senior. An aloof, seemingly uncaring mother, a cruel, dominating older brother and a weak, helpless younger brother make up the family she is at once trying to escape and save. ...