"Exceptional . . . intense and extraordinarily powerful . . . this succinct narrative . . . exercises a sort of fascination over the reader . . . How happy I am if I have convinced you to read it " Figaro Magazine
In A Man's Place, Annie Ernaux reveals the vision of her father through her own eyes. Its beauty is like that of certain very old objects we keep and cannot imagine having to live without. This is writing where a deep respect for the realities of life yields a whole new universe of storytelling.
About the Author
Born in 1940, ANNIE ERNAUX grew up in Normandy, studied at Rouen University, and began teaching high school. From 1977 to 2000, she was a professor at the Centre National d Enseignement par Correspondance. Her books, in particularA Man s PlaceandA Woman s Story, have become contemporary classics in France. She won the prestigious Prix Renaudot forA Man's Placewhen it was first published in French in 1984. The English edition was aNew York TimesNotable Book and a finalist for theLos Angeles TimesBook Prize. The English edition ofA Woman s Storywas aNew York TimesNotable Book."