London: Quartet Books, 1993.
First Edition. Hardcover. 8" X 5 1/4". 64pp. Mild creasing and shelf wear to covers, corners, and edges of unclipped dust jacket. Bound in black paper over boards with spine lettered in gilt. Gentle bumps to corners. Pages are clean and unmarked. Binding is sound. An overall clean, solid copy of this tale of a passionate love affair by Nobel Prize winning author, Annie Ernaux.
ABOUT THIS BOOK:
In her spare, stark style, Annie Ernaux documents the desires and indignities of a human heart ensnared in an all-consuming passion. Blurring the line between fact and fiction, an unnamed narrator attempts to plot the emotional and physical course of her two-year relationship with a married foreigner where every word, event, and person either provides a connection with her beloved or is subject to her cold indifference. With courage and exactitude, she seeks the truth behind an existence lived entirely for someone else, and, in the pieces of its aftermath, she is able to find it.(Publisher). Very good / Good +. Item #12895