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Who Killed My Father

Edouard Louis Lorin Stein

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Vintage
20 February 2020
Literary essays; Social discrimination; Political oppression & persecution; Family & relationships
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.'What a beautiful book' MAX PORTER In Who Killed My Father, douard 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.' douard Louis is the vanguard of France's new generation of political writers' Evening Standard
By:   Edouard Louis
Translated by:   Lorin Stein
Imprint:   Vintage
Country of Publication:   United Kingdom
Dimensions:   Height: 198mm,  Width: 129mm,  Spine: 7mm
Weight:   90g
ISBN:   9781784709907
ISBN 10:   1784709905
Pages:   96
Publication Date:   20 February 2020
Audience:   College/higher education ,  Professional and scholarly ,  General/trade ,  Primary ,  Undergraduate
Format:   Paperback
Publisher's Status:   Active

Edouard Louis (Author) douard Louis is the author of two novels and the editor of a book on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. His work has appeared in the New York Times, the Guardian and Freeman's. His first two novels, The End of Eddy and History of Violence, were translated into thirty languages, and have made him one of the most celebrated writers of his generation.

Reviews for Who Killed My Father

To understand what is happening now in France, or indeed, all over Europe, this is an essential text * Irish Times * This valuable tale brings emotion to a discussion led by numbers, encouraging us to remember the real human lives affected by policy and political point-scoring -- Todd Gillespie * Financial Times * This short work tackles the intersections of class, gender and sexuality... Louis gives voice to the way the cruel, crude hegemony of masculinity has essentially destroyed his father's life, making him as much a victim of the violence he inflicted as of the violence he endured -- Lauren Elkin * Guardian * Edouard Louis... speaks with an emotional authenticity and a stylistic confidence that is hard to ignore -- Tim Adams * Observer * Edouard Louis [is] the vanguard of France's new generation of political writers -- Arjun Neil Alim * Evening Standard *


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