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History of violence / Édouard Louis ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein.

Louis, Édouard (author.). Stein, Lorin, (translator.).
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Record details

  • ISBN: 9780374170592
  • ISBN: 0374170592
  • Physical Description: 212 pages ; 20 cm
  • Edition: First American edition.
  • Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2018.

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General Note:
"Originally published in French in 2016 by Seuil, France, as Histoire de la violence"--Title page verso.
Summary, etc.:
"On Christmas Eve 2012, in Paris, the novelist Édouard Louis was raped and almost murdered by a man he had just met. This act of violence left Louis shattered; its aftermath made him a stranger to himself and sent him back to the village, the family, and the past he had sworn to leave behind. A bestseller in France--challenged and vindicated in the courts--History of Violence is a short nonfiction novel in the tradition of Truman Capote's In Cold Blood, but with the victim as its subject. Moving seamlessly and hypnotically between past and present, between Louis's voice and the voice of an imagined narrator, History of Violence has the exactness of a police report and the searching, unflinching curiosity of memoir at its best. It records not only the casual racism and homophobia of French society but also their subtle effects on lovers, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives. It represents a great step forward for a young writer whose acuity, skill, and depth are unmatched by any novelist of his generation, in French or English."--Amazon.com
Subject: Louis, Édouard > Fiction.
Rape > Fiction.
Genre: Autobiographical fiction.

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