From the archive.
Her mother, Natalia (Nelly), survived years at Auschwitz where her own parents were murdered. From a young age, Akerman and her mother were exceptionally close.This book was written in her mothers apartment and describes her complex relationship with her mother.
“She laughs over nothing. But this nothing means a lot. She even laughs in the morning sometimes ... I like the sound her laugh makes. She sleeps a lot, but she laughs. She enjoys herself. Then she sleeps.”