"Midcentury European novelist Jarre (1925-2016) recalls the lifetime of dislocations that formed her changing sense of self ... Like Nabokov's Speak, Memory, this book is more concerned with time and perspective than narrative storytelling, though Jarre is more like Ferrante in her lack of nostalgia and unflinching focus on the difficulties of relationships. Connoisseurs of literary memoir will enjoy Jarre's precise way of capturing emotional experiences."

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