The End of Eddy

The End of Eddy

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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.
Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, 2017
Edition: First American edition
ISBN: 9780374266653
0374266654
9780374716394
Branch Call Number: FICTION Lou
Characteristics: 192 pages ; 21 cm
Additional Contributors: Lucey, Michael 1960-

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finleysteve
Jul 16, 2017

fabulous - this man can write - lovely prose

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