I Remain In Darkness by Annie Ernaux

I Remain In Darkness

Annie Ernaux with Tanya Leslie (Translator)

79 pages first pub 1996 (editions)

nonfiction memoir emotional reflective sad medium-paced


A powerful meditation on aging and familial love, I Remain In Darkness recounts Annie Ernaux’s attempts to help her mother recover from Alzheimer’s disease, and then, when that proves futile, to bare witness to the older woman’s gradual decline an...

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sad 82%
reflective 70%
dark 29%
challenging 17%
inspiring 4%
tense 4%
informative 2%


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