The end of Eddy / Edouard Louis ; translated from the French by Michael Lucey.

By: Louis, �Edouard [author.]
Contributor(s): Lucey, Michael, 1960- [translator.]
Material type: TextTextLanguage: English Original language: French Publisher: New York : Farrar, Straus and Giroux, [2017]Copyright date: �2014Edition: First American editionDescription: 192 pages ; 21 cmContent type: text Media type: unmediated Carrier type: volumeISBN: 9780374266653; 0374266654Uniform titles: En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule. English Subject(s): Young men -- Fiction | Adolescence -- Fiction | Working poor -- Fiction | Gender identity -- Fiction | Gay men -- Fiction | Picardy (France) -- Fiction | Adolescence -- FictionGenre/Form: Autobiographical fiction. | Autobiographical fiction. | Autobiographical fiction.DDC classification: 843/.92 LOC classification: PQ2712.O895 | E513 2017Summary: "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, Edouard 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.Summary: "An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy"-- Provided by publisher.
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Originally published in French as En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule: Paris : itions du Seuil, 2014.

Originally published in French as En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule: Paris : Vitions du Seuil, 2014.

Translated from the French.

"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, Edouard 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 in French as En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule (Paris : Editions du Seuil, 2014).

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