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The Resource History of violence, Édouard Louis ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein

History of violence, Édouard Louis ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein

Label
History of violence
Title
History of violence
Statement of responsibility
Édouard Louis ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein
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Contributor
Author
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Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
In this moving autobiographical novel, Louis (The End of Eddy) lightly fictionalizes his own rape and attempted murder in brutal detail. Late on Christmas Eve in Paris, Édouard picks up Reda, a son of a Berber immigrant, on the street and takes him back to his apartment. After the two have sex, Édouard’s accurate accusation of theft enrages Reda, who strangles him with a scarf and rapes him at gunpoint. The novel takes the form of a lengthy monologue by Édouard’s sister, Clara, recounting the event to her husband after Édouard returns to the stifling unnamed northern French village of his childhood in an attempt to cope with his trauma. In the midst of Clara’s tale, Édouard interjects additions, highlighting the pressure from his friends to report the attack to the police and his contradictory urges to talk about it and remain silent. Official systems fail to help: the police are dismissively racist and casually homophobic and doctors are cold and robotic. The unresolved conclusion, with no sense that justice has been served, heightens the horror. Louis’s visceral story captures the overwhelming emotional impact and complicated shame of surviving sexual assault. (June) --Staff (Reviewed 04/30/2018) (Publishers Weekly, vol 265, issue 18, p)
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DLC
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Histoire de la violence
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Louis, Édouard
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
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Stein, Lorin
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  • Louis, Édouard
  • Rape
Label
History of violence, Édouard Louis ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein
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Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780374170592
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017054132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
Label
History of violence, Édouard Louis ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Dimensions
20 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
212 pages
Isbn
9780374170592
Isbn Type
(hardcover)
Lccn
2017054132
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n

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