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Cleaned Out

Annie Ernaux, Carol Sanders (Translator), Carol Sanders (Afterword by)


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Cleaned Out tells the story of Denise Lesur, a 20-year-old woman suffering the after-effects of a back-alley abortion. Alone in her college dorm room, Denise attempts to understand how her suffocating middle-class upbringing has brought her to such an awful present. Ernaux, one of France's most important contemporary writers, daringly breaks with formal French literary tradition in this moving novel about abortion, growing up, and coming to terms with one's childhood.

Dalkey Archive Press, 9781564781390, 127pp.

Publication Date: September 1, 1996