ISBN 9780857422330,Attachment



Seagull Books



Seagull Books

Publication Year 2015

ISBN 9780857422330

ISBN-10 0857422332


Number of Pages 128 Pages
Language (English)

Literature fiction

When Anna discovers the long letter that her mother, Marie, wrote, Marie has been dead for some time; she disappeared with her secret. The letter is addressed to her first great love, a teacher who was much older than she, an old 'dinosaur'. Did Marie ever send the letter? Did the man ever receive it? Anna decides to question her family and her mother's former friends, in an attempt to understand how her mother became attached to that man. Who was the man whom she loved? Is he still alive? Will finding him help Anna know a mother who left her when she was 14?

From this relationship of obsessive love observed under the magnifying glass from various points of view, both the mother and daughter try to answer the same question: What is there inside us that makes us become attached to someone whom we should never even have approached? "Attachment" also questions the link between love and writing, the stories that love inspires, and the way in which we construct and own the story of our lives

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