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Remind Me Who I am, Again by Linda Grant
  

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'A skilful, moving, even humorous book. It is more than an elegy for a lost mother or the charting of one human being's decline ... It is an investigation of memory, which concludes that Memory, I have come to understand, is everything, it's life itself ' Scotland on Sunday

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Synopsis

Remind Me Who I am, Again by Linda Grant

At the beginning of the nineties Linda Grant's mother, Rose, was diagnosed with Dementia. In Remind Me Who I Am, Again Linda Grant tells the story of Rose's illness, and tries to reconstruct the history of their Jewish immigrant family, stalking them from Russia and Poland to New York and London. Writing with humour and great tenderness, Grant explores profound questions about memory, autonomy and identity, and asks if we can ever really know our parents.

About the Author

Linda Grant is a novelist and journalist. She won the Orange Prize for Fiction in 2000 and the Lettre Ulysses Prize for Literary Reportage in 2006. She writes for the Guardian, Telegraph and Vogue.

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Book Info

Publication date

6th January 2011

Author

Linda Grant

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Author's Website

www.lindagrant.co.uk/
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Publisher

Granta Books

Format

Paperback
320 pages

Categories

Literary Fiction
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ISBN

9781847082695

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