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Bruce Castle I would have to say Marcel and Albertine Simonet from Proust's "À la recherche du temps perdu". In volume five, "The Prisoner", the tense relationship…moreI would have to say Marcel and Albertine Simonet from Proust's "À la recherche du temps perdu". In volume five, "The Prisoner", the tense relationship is explored in forensic, yet still totally subjetive, detail by Marcel. That both characters may be gay, and the relationship more or less celibate, is brought to the fore in Albertine's apparent "casser le pot" outburst, the content of which can only be inferred by Marcel.(less)
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Mara and Dann by Doris Lessing
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"I'm really enjoying this book. It takes place thousands of years in the future, and centers around a sister and brother who are trying to survive a major climate change (severe droughts). I hope I have time to finish this one before it's due!"
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