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A Woman's Story

A Woman's Story

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She won the prestigious Prix Renaudot for A Man's Place when it was first published in French in 1984. Nevertheless, Ernaux's objective approach doesn't allow us to view her mother properly, which is a shame, as she seems like a really prickly and interesting woman. It’s quite unemotional with the exception of a few passages that explode like little bombs containing pain.

My soul is aroused by her captivating imagination portrayed in the half-fiction, half real-life personalities. She has published two previous novels, A Fortunate Accident (Booklocker 2015), and A Woman Like Me (Booklocker 2019). I’m not saying that books on death and dying aren’t valuable and shouldn’t be read, it’s just that I find them a hard slog, and naturally, not very enjoyable. There was little compelling or captivating about her mother or her mother's story, The formal writing made it all even more dull. The way you found the book is wonderful and then it’s as if you lost it for a little bit, found it, read a few lines and got hooked.Her writings explore the delicate and very real balancing act they must display being the human at the center of frenzied collisions in culture, community, socio-economics, sexuality, and gender. It is said that contradiction is unthinkable; but the fact is that in the pain of a living being it is even an actual existence. Whilst improvements have been made in relation to the investigation and prosecution of sexual crimes, and support and care for victims of these crimes, what A Woman’s Story tells us – clearly and urgently – is that much more needs to be done.

So does our relationship come to halt when our bond with loved ones is severed by the stroke of death or do we continue our kinship with our associated memories, by reliving those shared moments; and what is it like, isn’t it like suspended countenance as if we want time to stop there, isn’t it bad faith? I rarely read memoirs not because I don’t like it but more because I like fiction more however this one sounds interesting, maybe because we can relate to our own mother by reading it. At the launch, the Cabinet Secretary for Justice spoke about how A Woman’s Story was a very important narrative on reporting to the justice system, and the introduction of new legislation on jury direction. The hardships they knew were different, the dreams -“being someone” – were different and so were the fears – dying in poverty, shame or criminality. Ages: YA Last year I read my first Dana Reinhardt novel (The Summer I Learned to Fly) and liked it a great deal.She took me to the dentist’s, the lung specialist, and made sure I had good shoes, warm clothes, and all the right stationery I needed for class (she had enrolled me at a private establishment run by nuns, and not at the local primary school). The slightest incident or remark would be an excuse for her to pick a quarrel with her brothers and sisters, or release her anger against their living conditions”.



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