Silences, or a Woman's Life (French Literature)

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When a woman falls into a coma, her daughter accompanies her through six weeks of agony, bearing witness to the prolonged death imposed upon her by the monstrous machine of modern medicine. During this final voyage through the fog, the narrator attempts to reconstruct the portrait of a woman who she deeply loved.

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Marie Chaix, nee a Lyon en 1942, est l'auteur de plusieurs ouvrages dont "Les Lauriers du Lac de Constance" (Le Seuil, Prix des Maisons de la Presse 1974), "Juliette chemin des Cerisiers" (Le Seuil, Prix des Lectrices de "Elle" 1985) et "Le Fils de Marthe" (Calmann-Levy 1990).

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““With their gravity, their delicacy, their emotion, these Silences won’t disappoint those who loved The Laurels of Lake Constance.”” (Jean Chalon - Le Figaro)

““There are novels that captivate. This one imprisons.”” (Matthieu Galey - L’Express)

““A beautiful novel. A novel about women, about two women, mother and daughter: a challenging, feverishly rending poem, a meditation on death. Marie Chaix, a voice that speaks to our hearts, a name that can’t be ignored.”” (Lucien Guissard - La Croix)

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