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ISBN-10: 0060930314
ISBN-13: 9780060930318
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 04/21/1999
Dimensions: 8.49" L, 5.35" W, 0.60" H

Identity

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Overview

Sometimes–perhaps only for an instant–we fail to recognize a companion; for a moment their identity ceases to exist, and thus we come to doubt our own. The effect is at its most acute in a couple, where our existence is given meaning by our perception of a lover, and theirs of us.

With his astonishing skill at building on and out from the significant moment, Kundera has placed such a situation and the resulting wave of panic at the core of his new novel. In a narrative as intense as it is brief, a moment of confusion sets in motion a complex chain of events which forces the reader to cross and recross the divide between fantasy and reality.

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"A novel of posessive passion. . . gets us turning the pages in excitement and alarm, Kundera's wit keeps us turning them to the very end." –" San Fransisco Chronicle""Curiously absorbing, with a melancholy charm." –" Wall Street Journal""Arresting. In its brevity and unity of plot it surpasses even his previous book, "Slowness."" – Christopher Lehmann-Haupt, "New York Times""A fervent and compelling romance, a moving fable about the anxieties of love and separateness." –" Baltimore Sun""Its allegory of love left me shivering with an ambiguous, indefinable, yet strong sense of evil." – "Washington Post Book World"
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ISBN-10: 0060930314
ISBN-13: 9780060930318
Publisher: Harper Perennial
Publish Date: 04/21/1999
Dimensions: 8.49" L, 5.35" W, 0.60" H
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