Human by Aude (Claudette Charbonneau-Tissot) , Translated by Nora Alleyn
Human is the English translation of Quelqu’un, the French novel by Claudette Charbonneau-Tissot, who writes under the pseudonym of Aude.
Using delicate prose and intense imagery, this translation explores the relationship and struggle of the human body and its inner being. Completely paralyzed by Lou Gehrig’s disease, Magali is imprisoned in her own body, able to communicate only by blinking her eyes. Feeling mentally free but physically trapped, she reflects on her past and regards her present physical existence as a prison. A relationship formed between Magali and her doctor gives one of them the hope to live and the other the grace to die.
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