Remind Me Who I Am, Again | Granta

  • Published: 06/01/2011
  • ISBN: 9781847082695
  • 130x20mm
  • 320 pages

Remind Me Who I Am, Again

Linda Grant

At the beginning of the 1990s, Linda Grant’s mother, Rose, was diagnosed with Dementia. In Remind Me Who I Am, Again Linda Grant tells the story of Rose’s illness and tries to reconstruct the history of their Jewish immigrant family, stalking them from Russia and Poland to New York and London. Writing with humour and great tenderness, Grant explores profound questions about memory, autonomy and identity, and asks if we can ever really know our parents.

Grant's account of her mother's dementia takes us on that descent into darkness, further and further from the light of the recognizable ... She offers not just a moving account of an illness, but a delicate, sensitive consideration of the relationship between memory and identity

Rebecca Abrams, Independent on Sunday

Written with an astonishing lack of self-pity; it is what she does not say about her own feelings that makes this one of the most powerful books I have ever read ... It is heroic


This is a beautifully written and rigorously honest book

Alexander Chancellor, Guardian

The Author

Linda Grant was born in Liverpool in February 1951, the child of Russian and Polish Jewish immigrants. She is the author of several works of non-fiction and four novels, including When I Lived in Modern Times, which won the 2000 Orange Prize for fiction. She lives in north London.

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