Friday, August 12, 2011

A Woman's Story

Author: Annie Ernaux
Stars: 4
Review by: smudge
Destination: France

This is a sparely written, very short, portrait of the writer's mother. The story begins with the mother's death and travels backward to paint a picture of the emotions that created their mother-daughter relationship.  It was, for me, a sad story because "her voice, together with her words, her hands and her way of moving and laughing, which linked the woman I am to the child I once was" made me mourn what will one day be true for me and my children.

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