Fiction & Poetry, Modern & Contemporary Fiction
Paperback Published on: 20/09/2023
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A gorgeous meditation
Another work of Ernaux’s that just blew me away! Her characteristic examination of memory as well as of the titular theme of shame are mesmerising and her ... READ MORE


‘My father tried to kill my mother one Sunday in June, in the early afternoon.’ Thus begins Shame, the probing story of the twelve-year-old girl who will become the author herself, and the traumatic memory that will echo and resonate throughout her life. With the emotionally rich voice of great fiction and the analytical eye of a scientist, Annie Ernaux provides a powerful reflection on experience and the power of violent memory to endure through time, to determine the course of a life.

  • Publisher: Fitzcarraldo Editions
  • ISBN: 9781804270561
  • Number of pages: 88
  • Dimensions: 197 x 125 mm

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A moving story about a childhood filled with shame
I loved the descriptions of the author’s small hometown and what small town life was like in 50s France! The book could drag at times but it didn’t last ve... READ MORE
Madeline Elsinga