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

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

Label
The last lover
Title
The last lover
Statement of responsibility
Can Xue ; translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen
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Author
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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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DLC
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1953-
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Canxue
Dewey number
895.13/52
Index
no index present
LC call number
PL2912.A5174
LC item number
Z45513 2014
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1981-
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorName
Wasmoen, Annelise Finegan
Series statement
A Margellos world republic of letters book
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Husband and wife
  • Paramours
  • Unrequited love
Label
The last lover, Can Xue ; translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen
Instantiates
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Chinese under the title Zuihou de qingren in 2005"--Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862098500
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780300153323
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013048362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)862098500
Label
The last lover, Can Xue ; translated by Annelise Finegan Wasmoen
Publication
Note
"Originally published in Chinese under the title Zuihou de qingren in 2005"--Verso title page
Carrier category
volume
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn862098500
Dimensions
20 cm.
Extent
320 pages
Isbn
9780300153323
Isbn Type
(pbk.)
Lccn
2013048362
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
System control number
(OCoLC)862098500

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