Lise Marzouk has published several nonfiction titles in France on myths and the imaginary. If is her first memoir and English-language debut. Adriana Hunter studied French and Drama at the University of London. She has translated more than fifty books including Camille Laurens's Who You Think I Am and Herve Le Tellier's Electrico W, winner of the French-American Foundation's 2013 Translation Prize in Fiction. She lives in Kent, England.
"The author documents her fears, doubts and tender memories of
caring for a sick son and two other children." -New York Times
"[Marzouk's] determination and sheer willpower to endure this ordeal shine through on nearly every page...A powerful, emotionally resonant memoir." -Kirkus Reviews
"Out of a mother's tragedy comes a full scope of emotions, thoughts, and strategies for combatting the unbearable pain and sorrow of possibly losing her child. It is with a raw honesty and intricate precision that Lise Marzouk shares her terrifying experience." -Cecile David-Weill, author of Parents Under the Influence: Words of Wisdom from a Former Bad Mother
"Powerful...gripping...takes your breath away." -La Republique des livres
"A masterful work, a hymn to love." -L'Infirmiere magazine
"A beautiful story...Admirable in its precision and delicacy." -Le Monde des livres