A Woman's Battles and Transformations

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Publisher's Synopsis

Édouard Louis is one of the most important literary voices of his generation' Guardian

One day, Édouard Louis finds a photograph of his mother from twenty years ago: a happy young woman, full of hopes and dreams. But growing up, Édouard only knew his mother's sadness - what happened in those years since the photo was taken? Then, at the age of forty-five, Édouard's mother frees herself from this life of oppression, to start a new one in Paris.

A Woman's Battles and Transformations reckons with the cruel systems that govern our lives - and with the possibility of escape. It is a tender portrait of a mother, and an honouring of her self-discovery as she chooses to live on her own terms.


'Tash Aw's sensitive translation captures the vividness of Louis's voice... Movingly, the book demonstrates the pain that moving from one social class to another entails' Times Literary Supplement

'A tenderness of observation' New York Times

'Incandescent...Louis's most hopeful book to date' Los Angeles Times

Translated from the French by Tash Aw

About the Publisher

Vintage

Vintage

Vintage is a highly respected paperback publisher of contemporary fiction and non-fiction, publishing writers like Philip Roth, Martin Amis and Toni Morrison. There are many Booker and Nobel Prize-winning authors on the Vintage list such as Kingsley Amis, A S Byatt, J M Coetzee, Ismail Kadare, Ian McEwan, Salman Rushdie, Anne Enright, Iris Murdoch, Roddy Doyle and Ben Okri, to name a few.

Book information

ISBN: 9781529115574
Publisher: Random House
Imprint: Vintage
Pub date:
DEWEY: 843.92
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 128
Weight: 112g
Height: 128mm
Width: 198mm
Spine width: 11mm