Other Press (NY)
October 29, 2019
5.2 X 1.0 X 7.9 inches | 0.9 pounds
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About the Author
Lise Marzouk has published several nonfiction titles in France on myths and the imaginary. If is her first memoir and English language debut. Adriana Hunter studied French and Drama at the University of London. She has translated more than eighty books, including Véronique Olmi's Bakhita and Hervé Le Tellier's Eléctrico W, winner of the French-American Foundation's 2013 Translation Prize in Fiction. She lives in Kent, England.
"The author documents her fears, doubts and tender memories of caring for a sick son and two other children." --New York Times Book Review "[Marzouk's] determination and sheer willpower to endure this ordeal shine through on nearly every page...A powerful, emotionally resonant memoir." --Kirkus Reviews "Out of a mother's tragedy comes a full scope of emotions, thoughts, and strategies for combatting the unbearable pain and sorrow of possibly losing her child. It is with a raw honesty and intricate precision that Lise Marzouk shares her terrifying experience." --Cécile David-Weill, author of Parents Under the Influence: Words of Wisdom from a Former Bad Mother "Powerful...gripping...takes your breath away." --La République des livres "A masterful work, a hymn to love." --L'Infirmière magazine "A beautiful story...Admirable in its precision and delicacy." --Le Monde des livres