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The End of Eddy: A Novel Cover Image
By Édouard Louis, Michael Lucey (Translated by)
$17.00
ISBN: 9781250181992
Availability: On our shelves now at one or more of our stores
Published: Picador - May 1st, 2018

Louis is at the forefront of a small group of critical and vibrant young writers, primarily concerned with re-appropriating the novel as a medium for depicting raw truths regarding contemporary violence and oppression. This book, his debut, has rightfully catapulted Louis into the literary limelight as France's most daring, and exciting, new voice - weaving autobiographical fiction with cutting prose and philosophical incitements, Louis excavates a challenging story on the experience of growing up gay while trapped in cycles of destitute poverty, state neglect, and a small town social climate beset with alcoholism and rampant fear. The only book I've ever re-read immediately after finishing - it's that good!