By Can Xue,Annelise Finegan Wasmoen
Who is the final lover? the unconventional is bursting with vividly drawn characters. between them are Joe, revenues supervisor of a garments corporation in an unnamed Western nation, and his spouse, Maria, who conducts mystical experiments with the household’s cats and rosebushes. Joe’s purchaser Reagan is having an affair with Ida, a employee at his rubber plantation, whereas clothing-store proprietor Vincent runs clear of his spouse in pursuit of a girl in black who disappears again and again. through the novel’s finish, we've got followed those characters on an extended march, a naive, helpless, and forsaken look for love, simply because there are only a few issues that can’t be stopped—or helped.
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