I Remain in Darkness (Hardcover)

By Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie (Translator)

Seven Stories Press, 9781583220146, 94pp.

Publication Date: November 2, 1999



A poignant journal of a woman who cares for dying mother follows the author in the summer of 1983 as she nurses her aging mother through Alzheimer's and physical decline leading to death.

About the Author

Born in 1940, ANNIE ERNAUX grew up in Normandy, studied at Rouen University, and began teaching high school. From 1977 to 2000, she was a professor at the Centre National d'Enseignement par Correspondance. Her books, in particular "A Man's Place" and "A Woman's Story," have become contemporary classics in France. She won the prestigious Prix Renaudot for "A Man's Place" when it was first published in French in 1984. The English edition was a "New York Times" Notable Book and a finalist for the "Los Angeles Times" Book Prize. The English edition of "A Woman's Story "was a "New York Times "Notable Book.