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The End of Eddy (Paperback)

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Paperback 208 Pages
Published: 01/02/2018
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Before I had a chance to rebel against the world of my childhood, that world rebelled against me. In truth, confronting my parents, my social class, its poverty, racism and brutality came second. From early on I provoked shame and even disgust from my family and others around me. The only option I had was to get away somehow. This book is an effort to understand all that.

Edouard Louis grew up in Hallencourt, 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?

'Even in the wake of Knausgaard and Ferrante it is hard to find a literary phenomenon that has swept Europe quite like the autobiographical project of Edouard Louis' - LitHub

Publisher: Vintage Publishing
ISBN: 9780099598466
Number of pages: 208
Weight: 149 g
Dimensions: 198 x 129 x 13 mm


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When new voices come from underrepresented constituencies, there’s always the hope of a new perspective... I can read Edouard Louis and know something of what it means to grow up in extreme poverty in contemporary France - Zadie Smith, Observer

Even in the wake of Knausgaard and Ferrante it is hard to find a literary phenomenon that has swept Europe quite like the autobiographical project of Édouard Louis - LitHub

An extraordinary autobiographical novel about class, violence and sexuality in France. It’s a vivid, often brutal but immensely touching book that restores my faith in the power of literature - Tash Aw

This is the courageous story of an outsider, in equal parts frank, provocative and compelling - Laura Garmeson, Financial Times

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“Beautiful”

A beautiful, gripping and brutal read, that tells the story of Eddy growing up in France being bullied, living poor and being gay. A book that you will not want to put down as it draws you right in. Raw, emotional and... More

Hardback edition
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“"Even our tears are political"”

Extraordinary and essential reading. This autobiographical novel is stark, brutal, readable but above all fair and honest. Testimonials and anecdotes are arranged and framed with skill, shifting focus from one to the... More

Hardback edition
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“Should be compulsory reading for everyone”

When I first laid eyes on this book, I had very little idea of how big this book already is in continental Europe, and particularly its native France. Édouard Louis was only 21 when “The End of Eddy” was first... More

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