The Resource The last lover, Can Xue ; translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen

The last lover, Can Xue ; translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen

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The last lover
Title
The last lover
Statement of responsibility
Can Xue ; translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • chi
  • eng
Summary
"In Can Xue's extraordinary book, we encounter a full assemblage of husbands, wives, and lovers. Entwined in complicated, often tortuous relationships, these characters step into each other's fantasies, carrying on conversations that are "forever guessing games." Their journeys reveal the deepest realms of human desire, figured in Can Xue's vision of snakes and wasps, crows, cats, mice, earthquakes, and landslides. In dive bars and twisted city streets, on deserts and snowcapped mountains, the author creates an extreme world where every character "is driving death away with a singular performance." Who is the last lover? The novel is bursting with vividly drawn characters. Among them are Joe, sales manager of a clothing company in an unnamed Western country, and his wife, Maria, who conducts mystical experiments with the household's cats and rosebushes. Joe's customer Reagan is having an affair with Ida, a worker at his rubber plantation, while clothing-store owner Vincent runs away from his wife in pursuit of a woman in black who disappears over and over again. By the novel's end, we have accompanied these characters on a long march, a naive, helpless, and forsaken search for love, because there are just some things that can't be stopped--or helped"--
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Title
The last lover
Creator
Contributor
Summary
In a Kafkaesque novel set in a fictional Western nation, husbands, wives and lovers are entwined in complicated, often tortuous relationships as they, stepping in and out of each other's fantasies, explore the deepest realms of human desire
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Character
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10326421
Cataloging source
DLC
Dewey number
895.13/52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL2912.A5174
LC item number
Z45513 2014
Literary form
fiction
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True
Series statement
The Margellos World Republic of Letters
Target audience
adult
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Can Xue ; translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen
The last lover, Can Xue ; translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen
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The last lover, Can Xue ; translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen
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  • "A Margellos World Republic of Letters book."
  • "Originally published in Chinese under the title Zuihou de qingren in 2005"--Verso title page
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volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Joe and his books -- Mr. Reagan -- What happened on the Rubber Tree Plantation -- Kim's pasture -- Maria's interests -- Lisa's secrets -- Young Daniel -- Maria travels -- Ida's life in exile -- Reagan's difficulties -- Vincent visits the Gambling City -- Joe resolves to leave -- Joe arrives in the East -- Ida returns to the farm -- Vincent and the five Dragon Tower -- Lisa and Maria's long march
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Dimensions
20 cm.
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Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780300153323
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013048362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
  • ocn862098500
  • (OCoLC)862098500

Library Locations

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      100 S. Wilcox Street, Castle Rock, CO, 80104, US
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