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Edouard Louis - Author

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Who Killed My Father

Who Killed My Father

Author: Edouard Louis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 20/02/2020

Who Killed My Father is the story of a tough guy - the story of the little boy I never was. The story of my father. In Who Killed My Father, Edouard Louis explores key moments in his father's life, and the tenderness and disconnects in their relationship. Told with the fire of a writer determined on social justice, and with the compassion of a loving son, the book urgently and brilliantly engages with issues surrounding masculinity, class, homophobia, shame and social poverty. It unflinchingly takes aim at systems that disadvantage those they seek to exclude - those who have their expectations, hopes and passions crushed by a society which gives them little thought.

History of Violence

History of Violence

Author: Edouard Louis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 13/06/2019

The radical, urgent new novel from the author of The End of Eddy - a personal and powerful story of violence. I met Reda on Christmas Eve 2012, at around four in the morning. He approached me in the street, and finally I invited him up to my apartment. He told me the story of his childhood and how his father had come to France, having fled Algeria. We spent the rest of the night together, talking, laughing. At around 6 o'clock, he pulled out a gun and said he was going to kill me. He insulted me, strangled and raped me. The next day, the medical and legal proceedings began. History of Violence retraces the story of that night, and looks at immigration, class, racism, desire and the effects of trauma in an attempt to understand a history of violence, its origins, its reasons and its causes. `It stays with you' Times `A heartbreaking novel' John Boyne

Who Killed My Father

Who Killed My Father

Author: Edouard Louis Format: Hardback Release Date: 21/02/2019

Who Killed My Father is the story of a tough guy - the story of the little boy I never was. The story of my father. In Who Killed My Father, Edouard Louis explores key moments in his father's life, and the tenderness and disconnects in their relationship. Told with the fire of a writer determined on social justice, and with the compassion of a loving son, the book urgently and brilliantly engages with issues surrounding masculinity, class, homophobia, shame and social poverty. It unflinchingly takes aim at systems that disadvantage those they seek to exclude - those who have their expectations, hopes and passions crushed by a society which gives them little thought.

History of Violence

History of Violence

Author: Edouard Louis Format: eBook Release Date: 12/07/2018

Random House presents the audiobook edition of History of Violence by Edouard Louis, read by Joseph Kloska. The radical and urgent new novel from the author of The End of EddyI met Reda on Christmas Eve 2012. I was going home after a meal with friends, at around four in the morning. He approached me in the street, and finally I invited him up to my apartment. He told me the story of his childhood and how his father had come to France, having fled Algeria. We spent the rest of the night together, talking, laughing. At around 6 o'clock, he pulled out a gun and said he was going to kill me. He insulted me, strangled and raped me. The next day, the medical and legal proceedings began.History of Violence retraces the story of that night, and looks at immigration, dispossession, racism, desire and the effects of trauma in an attempt to understand, and to outline, a history of violence, its origins, its reasons and its causes.

History of Violence

History of Violence

Author: Edouard Louis Format: Hardback Release Date: 14/06/2018

The radical and urgent new novel from the author of The End of Eddy I met Reda on Christmas Eve 2012. I was going home after a meal with friends, at around four in the morning. He approached me in the street, and finally I invited him up to my apartment. He told me the story of his childhood and how his father had come to France, having fled Algeria. We spent the rest of the night together, talking, laughing. At around 6 o'clock, he pulled out a gun and said he was going to kill me. He insulted me, strangled and raped me. The next day, the medical and legal proceedings began. History of Violence retraces the story of that night, and looks at immigration, dispossession, racism, desire and the effects of trauma in an attempt to understand, and to outline, a history of violence, its origins, its reasons and its causes.

History of Violence

History of Violence

Author: Edouard Louis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 14/06/2018

The radical and urgent new novel from the author of The End of Eddy I met Reda on Christmas Eve 2012. I was going home after a meal with friends, at around four in the morning. He approached me in the street, and finally I invited him up to my apartment. He told me the story of his childhood and how his father had come to France, having fled Algeria. We spent the rest of the night together, talking, laughing. At around 6 o'clock, he pulled out a gun and said he was going to kill me. He insulted me, strangled and raped me. The next day, the medical and legal proceedings began. History of Violence retraces the story of that night, and looks at immigration, dispossession, racism, misery, desire and the effects of trauma in an attempt to understand, and to outline a history of violence, its origins, its reasons and its causes.

The End of Eddy

The End of Eddy

Author: Edouard Louis Format: Paperback / softback Release Date: 29/01/2018

'A brilliant novel... courageous, necessary and deeply touching' Guardian Edouard Louis grew up in a village in northern France where many live below the poverty line. His bestselling debut novel about life there, The End of Eddy, has sparked debate on social inequality, sexuality and violence. It is an extraordinary portrait of escaping from an unbearable childhood, inspired by the author's own. Written with an openness and compassionate intelligence, ultimately, it asks, how can we create our own freedom? 'A mesmerising story about difference and adolescence' New York Times 'Edouard Louis...is that relatively rare thing - a novelist with something to say and a willingness to say it, without holding back' The Times 'Louis' book has become the subject of political discussion in a way that novels rarely do' Garth Greenwell, New Yorker

Im Herzen der Gewalt

Im Herzen der Gewalt

Author: Edouard Louis Format: eBook Release Date: 24/08/2017

In seinem autobiographischen Roman Im Herzen der Gewalt rekonstruiert der franzosische Bestsellerautor Edouard Louis die Geschehnisse einer dramatischen Nacht, die sein Leben auf den Kopf stellt.Auf der Pariser Place de la Republique begegnet Edouard in einer Dezembernacht einem jungen Mann. Eigentlich will er nach Hause, aber sie kommen ins Gesprach. Es ist schnell klar, es ist eine spontane Begegnung, Edouard nimmt ihn, Reda, einen Immigrantensohn mit Wurzeln in Algerien, mit in seine kleine Wohnung. Aber was als zarter Flirt beginnt, schlagt um in eine Nacht, an deren Ende Reda Edouard mit einer Waffe bedrohen wird.Indem er von Kindheit, Begehren, Migration und Rassismus erzahlt, macht Louis unsichtbare Formen der Gewalt sichtbar. Ein Roman, der wie schon Das Ende von Eddy mitten ins Herz unserer Gegenwart zielt - politisch, mitreiend, hellwach.

End of Eddy

End of Eddy

Author: Edouard Louis Format: eBook Release Date: 02/05/2017

An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy.Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again . . . Today Im really gonna be a tough guy. Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was differentgirlish, intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men.Already translated into twenty languages, The End of Eddy captures the violence and desperation of life in a French factory town. It is also a sensitive, universal portrait of boyhood and sexual awakening. Like Karl Ove Knausgaard or Edmund White, douard Louis writes from his own undisguised experience, but he writes with an openness and a compassionate intelligence that are all his own. The resulta critical and popular triumphhas made him the most celebrated French writer of his generation.

Das Ende von Eddy

Das Ende von Eddy

Author: Edouard Louis Format: eBook Release Date: 19/02/2015

Ein Befreiungsschlag, ein Aufbruch in ein neues Leben - mit unglaublicher Sprachgewalt erzahlt der junge franzosische Autor Edouard Louis die Geschichte einer gegluckten Flucht aus einer unertraglichen Kindheit: inspiriert von seiner eigenen. Das Ende von Eddy ist sein Debutroman, der zu einem groen Erfolg und einer der meistdiskutierten Veroffentlichungen des Jahres wurde.