The non-fiction companion to The End of Eddy- a short, powerful personal-political essay addressed to Louis' father
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.
Edouard Louis [is] the vanguard of France's new generation of
political writers -- Arjun Neil Alim * Evening Standard *
Edouard Louis... speaks with an emotional authenticity and a stylistic confidence that is hard to ignore -- Tim Adams * Observer *
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 *
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 *
To understand what is happening now in France, or indeed, all over Europe, this is an essential text * Irish Times *