• I REMAIN IN DARKNESS is Annie Ernaux's account of her mother's decline and death as the result of aging and mental volatility.
• Annie's mother was injured in a car accident two years prior to the onset of her illness but was never right since that event.
• In the summer of 1983, Annie's mother shows signs of deterioration so Annie brings her to her home to live with her and her two sons.
• Eventually Annie's mother requires more care than Annie can provide and her mother is moved to a full-time medical facility.
• Annie jots notes during the time of her mother's illness which will become the foundation for the book.
• The book's title is based on the last sentence Annie's mother ever wrote, "I remain in darkness."
• Annie also examines her own feelings and how she used writing to come to terms with memories of her mother.
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