Annie Ernaux: Simple passion (2003, Seven Stories Press) 4 stars

Review of 'Simple passion' on 'Goodreads'

3 stars

I didn’t like reading this book. The character seems completely out of control and has no respect for herself - this sentiment is painfully clear. The prose is direct. Written as a diary of love and despair. The last few pages show some insight which leaves me breathing a bit better but overall it was a short and painful trip.
(I wonder whether the original french prose is better than the portuguese translation)