This section provides a short description of all the major characters in the book. This can be printed out as a study guide for students, used as a "key" for leading a class discussion, or you can jump to the quiz/homework section to find worksheets that incorporate these descriptions into a variety of question formats.
Blanche Duchesne - She is a former grocer from a rural community and, besides the author, had another daughter who died in childhood. Her husband is also dead.
Annie Ernaux - She suffers as she watches her mother succumb to Alzheimer's Disease and her feelings for her mother range from love and tenderness to hatred and even the desire to be cruel.
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