Fulton talks about Cajou, the eponymous heroine of Michele Lacrosil's second novel, specifically highlighting Cajou's acquaintances and colleagues who label her discourse as neurotic because it exposes fundamental problems in their own discourse of social equality. She cites that Cajou's text, tragic and disturbing as it may be, remains nonetheless a lucid testament to the impossibility of living simultaneously a contemporary reality and an unknown past.
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Fulton, Dawn, "Cajou's Reason: MichèLe Lacrosil and Post-War Intellectual Liberalism" (2004). French Studies: Faculty Publications, Smith College, Northampton, MA.