I, Little Asylum has a lovely lightness to it. Memory comes as something both tactile and elusive, with edges of sharpness and pain, rendered in a prose style exquisite and delicate. It is as though the experience of being brought up in strange and interesting circumstance is studied and recollected as though it were in water, refracted, floating freely, infinitely mysterious. -- Colm Toibin
Emmanuelle Guattari, born in 1964, daughter of Felix Guattari, grew up at La Borde psychiatric clinic (Cour-Cheverny dans le Loir-et-Cher), where her parents worked their entire careers. I, Little Asylum is her first book, and one of two autobiographical accounts of her time spent at La Borde.