Random House: Bringing You the Best in Fiction, Nonfiction, and Children's Books
Authors
Books
Features
Newletters and Alerts

Buy now from Random House

  • A Frozen Woman
  • Written by Annie Ernaux
    Translated by Linda Coverdale
  • Format: Trade Paperback | ISBN: 9781888363388
  • Our Price: $9.95
  • Quantity:
See more online stores - A Frozen Woman

A Frozen Woman

Written by Annie ErnauxAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Annie Ernaux
Translated by Linda CoverdaleAuthor Alerts:  Random House will alert you to new works by Linda Coverdale

A Frozen Woman Cover

Bookmark,
Share & Shelve:

  • Add This - A Frozen Woman
  • Email this page - A Frozen Woman
  • Print this page - A Frozen Woman
ABOUT THE BOOK ABOUT THE BOOK
Synopsis

Synopsis

A Frozen Woman charts Ernaux's teenage awakening, and then the parallel progression of her desire to be desirable and her ambition to fulfill herself in her chosen profession - with the inevitable conflict between the two. And then she is thirty years old, a teacher married to an executive, mother of two infant sons. She looks after their nice apartment, raises her children. And yet, like millions of other women, she has felt her enthusiasm and curiosity, her strength and her happiness, slowly ebb under the weight of her daily routine. The very condition that everyone around her seems to consider normal and admirable for a woman is killing her. While each of Ernaux's books contain an autobiographical element, A Frozen Woman, one of Ernaux's early works, concentrates the spotlight piercingly on Annie herself. Mixing affection, rage and bitterness, A Frozen Woman shows us Ernaux's developing art when she still relied on traditional narrative, before the shortened form emerged that has since become her trademark.

  • A Frozen Woman by Annie Ernaux; translated from the French by Linda Coverdale
  • October 08, 1996
  • Fiction - Contemporary Women; Fiction - Literary
  • Seven Stories Press
  • $9.95
  • 9781888363388

Your E-Mail Address
send me a copy

Recipient's E-Mail Address
(multiple addresses may be separated by commas)

A personal message: