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Publisher Description

In 1963, Annie Ernaux, twenty-three and unattached, realizes she is pregnant. Shame arises in her like a plague: Understanding that her pregnancy will mark her and her family as social failures, she knows she cannot keep the child. In a France where abortion was illegal, she attempted, in vain, to self-administer the abortion with a knitting needle. Fearful and desperate, she finally located an abortionist and ended up in a hospital emergency ward where she nearly died.

In Happening, Ernaux sifts through her memories and her journal entries dating from those days. Clearly, cleanly, she gleans the meanings of her experience.

GENRE
Fiction
NARRATOR
TG
Tavia Gilbert
LENGTH
01:58
hr min
RELEASED
2019
December 3
PUBLISHER
Dreamscape Media
LANGUAGE
EN
English
SIZE
102
MB