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A Womans Story is Annie Ernauxs "deeply affecting account of mothers and daughters, youth and age, and dreams and reality" (Kirkus Reviews). Upon her mothers death from Alzheimers, Ernaux embarks on a daunting journey back through time, as she seeks to "capture the real woman, the one who existed independently from me, born on the outskirts of a small Normandy town, and who died in the geriatric ward of a hospital in the suburbs of Paris." She explores the bond between mother and daughter, tenuous and unshakable at once, the alienating worlds that separate them, and the inescapable truth that we must lose the ones we love. In this quietly powerful tribute, Ernaux attempts to do her mother the greatest justice she can: to portray her as the individual she was. She writes, "I believe I am writing about my mother because it is my turn to bring her into the world."

Synopsis:

Upon her mother's death from Alzheimer's, Annie Ernaux tries to recapture the life of her mother, "the real woman, the one who existed independently from me, born on the outskirts of a small Normandy town." In sparse but eloquent prose, Ernaux explores the mother-daughter bond, the alienating worlds that threaten to disrupt it, and the inescapable truth that we must lose the ones we love.

Synopsis:

Upon her mother's death from Alzheimer's, Annie Ernaux tries to recapture the life of her mother, "the real woman, the one who existed independently from me, born on the outskirts of a small Normandy town." In sparse but eloquent prose, Ernaux explores the mother-daughter bond, the alienating worlds that threaten to disrupt it, and the inescapable truth that we must lose the ones we love. Featured in this impressive work from one of France's most important contemporary literary voices is a reading group guide as well as an original author interview.

About the Author

Born in 1940, Annie Ernaux grew up in Normandy. In 1984, she won the Prix Renaudot for her book La Place. Eight of her novels have been published in America, including A Woman's Story, a NY Times Notable Book, and A Man's Place, a NY Times Notable Book and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781583225752
Translator:
Leslie, Tanya
Publisher:
Seven Stories Press
Translator:
Leslie, Tanya
Author:
Ernaux, Annie
Author:
Leslie, Tanya
Location:
New York
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Essays
Subject:
Mothers
Subject:
Alzheimer's disease
Subject:
Authors, french
Subject:
Autobiographical fiction
Subject:
Personal Memoirs
Subject:
Authors, French -- 20th century.
Subject:
Biography - General
Subject:
Biography-Women
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Series Volume:
no. 4172-1
Publication Date:
20030831
Binding:
TRADE PAPER
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Pages:
104
Dimensions:
8.3 x 5.5 x 0.3 in 5.5 oz

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Product details 104 pages Seven Stories Press - English 9781583225752 Reviews:
"Synopsis" by , Upon her mother's death from Alzheimer's, Annie Ernaux tries to recapture the life of her mother, "the real woman, the one who existed independently from me, born on the outskirts of a small Normandy town." In sparse but eloquent prose, Ernaux explores the mother-daughter bond, the alienating worlds that threaten to disrupt it, and the inescapable truth that we must lose the ones we love.
"Synopsis" by , Upon her mother's death from Alzheimer's, Annie Ernaux tries to recapture the life of her mother, "the real woman, the one who existed independently from me, born on the outskirts of a small Normandy town." In sparse but eloquent prose, Ernaux explores the mother-daughter bond, the alienating worlds that threaten to disrupt it, and the inescapable truth that we must lose the ones we love. Featured in this impressive work from one of France's most important contemporary literary voices is a reading group guide as well as an original author interview.
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