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The End of Eddy|Édouard Louis

Overview

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 I'm 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 different--"girlish," intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men.

Already translated into twenty-nine 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 result--a critical and popular triumph--has made him the most celebrated French writer of his generation.

 

  • ISBN-13: 9781250619273
  • ISBN-10: 1250619270
  • Publisher: Picador USA
  • Publish Date: November 2019
  • Dimensions: 8.2 x 5.4 x 0.6 inches
  • Shipping Weight: 0.4 pounds
  • Page Count: 208