Who Killed My Father
Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein
Who Killed My Father is the story of a tough guy – the story of the little boy I never was. The story of my father.
‘What a beautiful book’ MAX PORTER
In Who Killed My Father, Edouard Louis explores key moments in his father’s life, and the tenderness and disconnects in their relationship.
Told with the fire of a writer determined on social justice, and with the compassion of a loving son, the book urgently and brilliantly engages with issues surrounding masculinity, class, homophobia, shame and social poverty.
It unflinchingly takes aim at systems that disadvantage those they seek to exclude – those who have their expectations, hopes and passions crushed by a society which gives them little thought.
‘Edouard Louis is the vanguard of France’s new generation of political writers’
To understand what is happening now in France, or indeed, all over Europe, this is an essential text * Irish Times * 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 * 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 * Edouard Louis... speaks with an emotional authenticity and a stylistic confidence that is hard to ignore -- Tim Adams * Observer * Edouard Louis [is] the vanguard of France's new generation of political writers -- Arjun Neil Alim * Evening Standard *
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