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L’Occupation

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L’Occupation

The day that she realizes that she has no desire to move in with her lover—W—and in all likelihood, never will, our narrator decides to put an end to their 6 years old relationship. But when W calls to inform her that he has met someone else and that he is about to move with that person, the narrator’s life shifts into an all-consuming jealousy that permeates even the smallest details of her existence.

Annie Ernaux describes this obsession, less as a desire to win over W anew than a fiction that feeds on the meaningless crumbs of reality, a poison that invades all and keeps you from seeing life from other perspectives.

L’Occupation, a novel by Annie Ernaux, Folio / The Occupation, a novel translated from the French by Anna Moschovakis, Seven Stories Press

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L'Occupation
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By Annie Ernaux
Publisher: Gallimard
Format: Paperback / softback
Language: French
Publication Date:
28 Août 2003
ISBN-10 : 2070301699
ISBN-13:9782070301690
« J'avais quitté W. Quelques mois après, il m'a annoncé qu'il allait vivre avec une femme, dont il a refusé de me dire le nom. À partir de ce moment, je suis tombée dans la jalousie. L'image et... Read more
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