Who Killed My Father

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Price
$12.95  $12.04
Publisher
New Directions Publishing Corporation
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Pages
96
Dimensions
4.53 X 7.05 X 0.29 inches | 0.2 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780811235044

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About the Author

Born Eddy Bellegueule in Hallencourt, France, in 1992, Édouard Louis is the author of two novels and the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. He is the coauthor, with the philosopher Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, of "Manifesto for an Intellectual and Political Counteroffensive," published in English by the Los Angeles Review of Books.

Reviews

Canny, brilliant: a devastating emotional force.--Garth Greenwell "The New Yorker"
The homecoming recounted in this book, linking the intimate with the political, does not blunt Louis's message, but sharpens it to a fine point. Between his virtuously bourgeois-bohème reader and his father, he chooses his father. This is not politics as love, but love as politics. A declaration to his father becomes a manifesto.-- "The Baffler"
A brief, poetic telling of the myriad ways societal contempt, homophobia, and poverty can kill a man. Louis serves as both raconteur and son, expressing deep and considered empathy for a man whose absence looms large.-- "NPR"
In Who Killed My Father, [Louis'] fury has been trained and redirected. The new target is the ruling class.--Tara K. Menon "The Nation"