Until Tonight by Laure Adler
Look inside with Google Book Preview
Until Tonight
By Laure Adler

Until Tonight

By (author) See other recent books by Laure Adler
Format: Paperback

Normal Price: $23.95
Your Price: $21.56 AUD, inc. GST
Shipping: $7.95 per order
You Save: $2.39! (10% off normal price)
Plus...earn $1.08 in Boomerang Bucks
Availability: Available Available to Backorder, No Due Date for Supply, Not for Xmas



Until Tonight by Laure Adler

Book Description

Seventeen years later, Laure Adler finally started to put her grief into words. In lucid, unsentimental prose, "Until Tonight" describes the nightmarish events she lived through. She is never given a clear prognosis, and Remi's continued resilience feeds a desperate kind of hope in his family - and in the reader. When he finally dies, Adler and her partner become "vagrants hunted by pain".

Buy Until Tonight book by Laure Adler from Australia's Online Bookstore, Boomerang Books.


Book Details

ISBN: 9781862075993
ISBN-10: 1862075999
Format: Paperback
(198mm x 129mm x mm)
Pages: 144
Imprint: Granta Books
Publisher: Granta Books
Publish Date: 1-Sep-2003
Country of Publication: United Kingdom

Other Editions...


Books By Author Laure Adler

Dangerous Women by Laure Adler Dangerous Women, Hardback (January 2010)

Features a gallery of femmes fatales that guides us through the ages to rediscover incredible heroines. This title illustrates their stories with iconic works by masters such as da Vinci, Michelangelo, Botticelli, Rubens, Goya, Sargent, Picasso, Dali, Warhol, de Saint Phalle, and Tracey Emin.

» View all books by Laure Adler

Reviews

UK Kirkus Review » In 1983, Laure Adler's baby son Remi died in a Paris hospital. It wasn't until 17 years later, when she was involved in a car accident that could have proved fatal, that she decided to write about it. The memoir of loss has become a well-established genre, but Adler's account is unusually simple and unsentimental. She brilliantly conveys the Kafkaesque feeling of finding herself in a world where she has no idea of what is happening to her baby son, she is not consulted about his treatment, and she cannot find out whether he has any chance of survival. At the age of nine months, Remi, an apparently active and healthy baby, was very suddenly taken ill and rushed to hospital. From that moment, Adler and her husband were never able to hold or cuddle him again. Remi was kept in an intensive care unit, attached to tubes and machines, and remained there for the rest of his short life. Attempts by the baby's parents to find out what has caused his illness came to nothing; the medical staff were cold and unhelpful. Adler's account focuses almost exclusively on the baby and her feelings about him: despite his age, she believes that he showed courage, and actively fought to stay alive. The guilt she feels about abandoning him to the hospital is enormous: 'He belonged to them. We had let them have him. They decided everything, starting with what went into his body: artificial air, drip feeds, liquid medicines. He was theirs.' She veers between hope and despair; without any solid information to go on, she doesn't know whether he has any chance of pulling through. The book says little of Adler's relationship with her husband, or with her other son or stepson. This is disappointing because it would have given much more context to the story. At the same time, this single-minded focus on Remi conveys the intensity of the emotional experience for Adler: the only thing that mattered to her was that her son should live. This is a short book, but a powerful one; it's impossible not to be moved by the sense of loss and anguish Adler still feels 19 years on. (Kirkus UK)


» Have you read this book? We'd like to know what you think about it - write a review about Until Tonight book by Laure Adler and you'll earn 50c in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars (you must be a member - it's free to sign up!)

Write a book review


Author Biography - Laure Adler

Laure Adler was born in 1950. She has written several books on the history of women, and a prize-winning biography of Marguerite Duras. She has worked in publishing and as a journalist, and is now the Director of the France Culture radio station.

Boomerang Bucks close

For every $20 you spend on books, you will receive $1 in Boomerang Bucks loyalty dollars. You can use your Boomerang Bucks as a credit towards a future purchase from Boomerang Books. Note that you must be a Member (free to sign up) and that conditions do apply.

Recent books by Laure Adler close
Dangerous Women by Laure Adler
»
BoomerangBooks.com.au close