The end of Eddy / Édouard Louis ; translated from the French by Michael Lucey.Material type: TextLanguage: English Original language: French Publication details: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017.Edition: 1st American edDescription: 192 p. ; 20 cmISBN:
- En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule. English
- 843/.92 23
- PQ2712.O895 E513 2017
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"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 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, Édouard 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."--Provided by publisher.
"An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy"--Provided by publisher.
First published as En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule (Paris : Éditions du Seuil, 2014).