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Cleaned Out

Annie Ernaux. Dalkey Archive Press, $9.94 (0pp) ISBN 978-0-916583-70-5

Denise, a 20-year-old college student who has just had a back-alley abortion, lies alone in her dorm room and ponders her rejection of her well-meaning parents. PW called this ``a tough story of a young girl's coming-of-age in postwar France, a story filled with the spirit of Elvis, Sartre, jazz and the nasty little verities of adolescence.'' (Oct.)