I Remain in Darkness
Annie Ernaux, Tanya Leslie (Translator)


In the summer of 1983, Annie Ernaux's mother fell ill. She had stopped eating and drinking for several days and could no longer take care of herself. In the hope that her mother would once again become the "dynamic and independent" woman she once was, the author took her mother into her home. Yet her memory continued to deteriorate and later that year she was diagnosed with Alzheimer's disease.

An influential writer in the genre of confessional memoir, Ernaux describes in heartfelt prose her struggle to explore questions about death and parent-child role reversal. This honest self-examination provides readers with a window into the complexities of loss and grieving in our society.


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