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Lauf, Jane, lauf by Joy Fielding
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Lauf, Jane, lauf (original 1991; edition 1992)

by Joy Fielding, Mechtild Sandberg-Ciletti (Übersetzer)

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Jane Whittaker has awakened to a nightmare. She doesn't know her name, her age . . .or even what she looks like. Frightened and confused, she wanders the streets of Boston wearing a blood-soaked dress-and carrying $10,000 in her pocket. Her life has become a vacuum--her past vanished. . .or stolen. And all that remains is a handsome, unsettling stranger who claims to be her husband, whispered rumors about a dead child whom she cannot recall. . .and a terrifying premonition that something truly horrible is about to occur. Jane Whittaker has awakened to a nightmare. She doesn't know her name, her age . . .or even what she looks like. Frightened and confused, she wanders the streets of Boston wearing a blood-soaked dress-and carrying $10,000 in her pocket. Her life has become a vacuum--her past vanished. . .or stolen. And all that remains is a handsome, unsettling stranger who claims to be her husband, whispered rumors about a dead child whom she cannot recall. . .and a terrifying premonition that something truly horrible is about to occur.… (more)
Member:timoheuer
Title:Lauf, Jane, lauf
Authors:Joy Fielding
Other authors:Mechtild Sandberg-Ciletti (Übersetzer)
Info:Goldmann (1992), Edition: 1, Taschenbuch, 447 pages
Collections:Your library
Rating:****
Tags:joy fielding, gedächnisverlust, amnesie, hysterische amnesie, kindesmissbrauch, kinder

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Hysterical amnesia ( )
  emmysea | Jun 13, 2018 |
The plot was incredibly inventive and over the top. Never in your wildest dreams imagine why Jane can't remember who she is. But, there were some parts of the book that could have been cut, because the dialogue was repetitive or meaningless to begin with. Some of the characters repeated themselves alot. Oh, and did I mention some of the characters repeated themselves alot. ( )
  brillow51 | Sep 6, 2012 |
This was excellent. I knew (partly from the jacket copy) that the husband was up to something. I don’t wonder at her blocking out the revelation of her daughter’s abuse at his hands. Subsequently she blocked out the memory of her fight with her husband, too.

None of her friends could take her seriously and the woman her husband employs to keep her drugged and in line was a real bitch. In the end though, she helped Jane get her husband.

Things moved so quickly when Jane was on the run after she stopped taking the drugs hubby forced on her. The dodging and hiding around her neighbor’s garage. The gradual piecing together of her memory was very good. Made me start to try to piece things together myself.

Another thing she did well was portray life from the point of view of a person who remembers nothing of who or what they are. Amazing. Terrifying. Her going from store to store buying clothes and wearing them out because there was blood on the ones she was wearing. Her dismay at being approached by a total stranger who says he’s her husband. Trying to figure out why they would keep her daughter away from her. He was so slick. I wanted to bash his oily, smiling face in. She got him in the end though.
  Bookmarque | Jun 11, 2009 |
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One afternoon in late spring, Jane Whittaker went to the shops and forgot who was was. She couldn't remember her own name. She couldn't remember whether she was married or single, widowed or divorced, childless or the mother of twins....What in God's name was happening?
Jane's nightmare is only just beginning. When a handsome, distinguished man, calling himself her husband, comes to claim her, she is taken to a beautiful home she doesn't recognise, kept away from the family and friends she can't remember. And despite Michael's tender concern, she feels a growing sense of unease.
Jane is in a race against time to recapture her identity before it is too late. To do that she must first remember whatever terrible thing made her lose her memory in the first place. ( )
  mazda502001 | Dec 22, 2008 |
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