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I, Anna

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Subject: Fiction, Crime

I, Anna

Elsa Lewin

One night, Anna blacks out in a stranger's apartment. This is only the beginning of her nightmare.

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9781847657961 (19 Nov 2012)

About the book

Fifty, middle class and respectable, Anna lives with her teenage daughter in a small New York apartment. Trying to meet people after her divorce, she begins attending singles nights, which is how she finds herself late at night, in a strange man's apartment. What happens next is a blank, but it's only the beginning of her nightmare.

Bernie, a police detective dazed by his own rocky marriage, is distracted from his duties at the scene of a brutal murder by a brief encounter with the striking, enigmatic Anna. Going through the motions at work, Bernie persists in his romantic pursuit of Anna, but when they finally meet, she has no recollection of the night their paths first crossed. As his professional judgement battles with his desire for intimacy and love, the mystery deep within Anna's mind unravels, revealing a truth too painful to bear.

About the author

Elsa Lewin is a psychoanalyst who lives and practises in New York. I, Anna was her first novel, published by Serpent's Tail in 1990 [9781852421939].


Marriage, divorce, sexual animosity and isolation are the subjects of this fascinating, psychological suspense story

- Library Journal

A brilliant character study of a middle-aged woman who has lost her husband to a younger woman and her daughter to maturity

- Booklist

Freud would have loved this passion-hate tale of a desperate woman, a lonely dectective, and a victim who demanded more than Anna could offer

- Lucy Freeman

Additional Information

Imprint: Serpent's Tail
Subject: Fiction, Crime