"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. In 1984, she won the Prix Renaudot for her book La Place. Eight of her novels have been published in America, including A Woman's Story, a NY Times Notable Book, and A Man's Place, a NY Times Notable Book and a finalist for the LA Times Book Prize.
Tanya Leslie also translated Eranux's Simple Passion, Exteriors, Shame, "I Remain in Darkness," and Happening. Leslie lives in Paris.