Memory of the Air



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Winner English PEN Award.

A young dead woman in a dream triggers a memory in our unnamed narrator. Through an intimate monologue, we learn of her past fascination for a man inherently violent that made her constantly feel guilty of his failures and insecurities. A damaged, unhappy and destructive lover that in a brutal scene, brings back yet another memory: a surprise rape in a public park 25 years ago. The narrator's superb approach to these events will not leave anyone indifferent.

With a refreshing female perspective, The Memory of the Air challenges common notions of victimhood. Leaving no room for stereotypes and expectations, this book explores a universal experience of gender and sexual violence from a distinctive and unique approach. Sophisticated, poetic and permeated with irony, The Memory of the Air is an extremely elegant piece that navigates emotional abuse and rape in a way that empowers the female reader like never before.

Caroline Lamarche (Liege, 1955) is one of the most important contemporary Belgian authors. She studied RomanceStudies at the University of Liege. Her debut novel Le jourdu chien (Minuit, 1996) received the Prix Rossel. She is theauthor of eight books, including the collection of short stories Nous sommes a la lisiere (Gallimard, 2019) which received the prestigious Prix Goncourt de la nouvelle.

ISBN: 9781739751524
Format: Paperback
Publication date: 01/03/2023
RRP: $27.99
Pages: 96
Dimension: 198mm X 129mm
Imprint: Heloise Press