Identity

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In an intense and brief narrative, a moment of confusion sets in motion a complex chain of events that forces the reader to cross and recross the divide between fantasy and reality.

ISBN: 9780571195671 Author: Kundera, Milan Publisher: Faber and Faber Publication Date: 19th April 1999 Imprint: Faber & Faber Cover: Paperback Dewey: 843.914 (edition:21) Pages: 152 Edition: Main Readership: General - Trade / Code: K Category: Subject:

Sometimes – perhaps only for an instant – we fail to recognise 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 the 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. Profound, sad and disquieting but above all a love story, Identity provides further proof of Kundera’s astonishing gifts as a novelist.

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