Theatrical variation with the book by Annie Ernaux
© Editions Gallimard (1987)

In 1986, a woman dies in a retirement home. This woman is Annie Ernaux’s mother. She was the last link between her daughter and her social origin. A few days later, Annie Ernaux engages in the (crazy) project of writing her mother’s life - a working life (from being a factory worker to being a small shopkeeper), a woman’s life, an ordinary life. A memory work and a writing effort so as to “give birth” to her mother’s story and, in the meantime, restoring her own social path.

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