Gratitude by Delphine de Vigan

Firstly, a huge thank you to Bloomsbury for sending me a copy of this book in exchange for an honest review.

Publisher: Bloomsbury
Publication Date:
14/01/2021
Length: 192 pages
Genre:
Translated Fiction | French Fiction | Literary Fiction

CW: n/a

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Marie owes Michka more than she can say – but Michka is getting older, and can’t look after herself any more. So Marie has moved her to a home where she’ll be safe.

But Michka doesn’t feel any safer; she is haunted by strange figures who threaten to unearth her most secret, buried guilt, guilt that she’s carried since she was a little girl. And she is losing her words – grasping more desperately day by day for what once came easily to her.

Jérôme is a speech therapist, dispatched to help the home’s ageing population snatch and hold tight onto the speech still afforded to them. But Michka is no ordinary client.

Michka has been carrying an old debt she does not know how to repay – and as her words slide out of her grasp, time is running out.

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