I Remain in Darkness

This extraordinary evocation of a grown daughter’s attachment to her mother—and of both women’s strength and resiliency—recounts Annie’s attempt to first help her mother...

Shame

My father tried to kill my mother one Sunday in June, in the early afternoon begins Shame, the probing story of the twelve-year-old girl who will become the author herself and the...

Exteriors

In Exteriors, Annie Ernaux concentrates not on the essential details of a relationship with a family member or lover as before but on ephemeral encounters within the larger circle...