IF I REMEMBER WELL…
Marthe does not know any more. She doesn’t remember. She forgets the things she did the day before. On the other hand, the old memories are well anchored. And in the midst of this confusion, Marthe is desperately looking for Adrien, her husband.
Hélène Le Bris
FORMAT: 140 x 205
WORDS: 41 000 approx.
PUBLICATION DATE: 06/2019
ALL RIGHTS AVAILABLE
Marthe is 60 years old, and her mind is confused. She knows it, fights back, organizes herself to better resist Al hat’s what she calls the origin of her troubles: her early Alzheimer’s.
Papers, a notebook, post-it notes, she uses everything she can to remind her of the recent important events, and that allows her to follow the thread of her life. And her life is quite rhythmic, no improvisation possible, everything is calculated.
But her past eludes her: she no longer knows what happened to her life partner. Where has her husband Adrien disappeared? Why didn’t he come back home? And why is his car featured on a photo in a magazine about car accidents?
She decides to improvise herself a detective and investigates without her relatives, her movie-loving neighbor and her beloved nephew, knowing.
But that’s without counting on Al…
Hélène Le Bris lives in Marseille. For this debut novel, she was inspired by her experience with her mother, who suffered from Alzheimer’s disease.
Key Sales Points
– A road trip in the labyrinth of memory, full of tenderness and emotion.
– A writing that captures, through the character of Marthe, lost in her memory, the confusion and anguish of the early stages of Alzheimer.