- Bastei Lübbe (Germany)
About the book
Simonne is seven months pregnant when she suffers a stroke. A single-minded journalist in the midst of life, she is abruptly transformed into a patient who can do nothing and has to learn to speak, write, eat and walk again. Imprisoned in her own recalcitrant body she also has to take care of her baby. Struggling with questions about the future, her husband, her stepdaughters and friends, she learns to live an independent life.