Happening

Written by:
Annie Ernaux
Narrated by:
Tavia Gilbert

Unabridged Audiobook

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Book
5
Narrator
1
Release Date
December 2019
Duration
1 hour 58 minutes
Summary
In 1963, Annie Ernaux, twenty-three and unattached, realizes she is pregnant. Shame arises in her like a plague: Understanding that her pregnancy will mark her and her family as social failures, she knows she cannot keep the child. In a France where abortion was illegal, she attempted, in vain, to self-administer the abortion with a knitting needle. Fearful and desperate, she finally located an abortionist and ended up in a hospital emergency ward where she nearly died. In Happening, Ernaux sifts through her memories and her journal entries dating from those days. Clearly, cleanly, she gleans the meanings of her experience.
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JOCELYNE C.

Best book I read about the emotions you go through before and after an abortion.

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