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

History of violence / Édouard Louis ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein.
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ISBN 9781784706074 (paperback)
Author Louis, Edouard author.
Title History of violence / Édouard Louis ; translated from the French by Lorin Stein.
Publisher/Date London : Vintage, 2019.
©2018
Pagination etc. 198 pages ; 20 cm.
Contents note Originally published as Histoire de la violence. Éditions du Seuil, 2016.
This translation first published by Harvill Secker in 2018.
Summary Note I met Reda on Christmas Eve 2012. I was going home after a meal with friends, at around four in the morning. He approached me in the street, and finally I invited him up to my apartment. He told me the story of his childhood and how his father had come to France, having fled Algeria. We spent the rest of the night together, talking, laughing. At around 6 o'clock, he pulled out a gun and said he was going to kill me. He insulted me, strangled and raped me. The next day, the medical and legal proceedings began. History of Violence retraces the story of that night, and looks at immigration, dispossession, racism, desire and the effects of trauma in an attempt to understand, and to outline a history of violence, its origins, its reasons and its causes.
Language note Translated from the French.
Subject Gay men -- France -- Fiction
Violent crimes -- Fiction
Victims of violent crimes -- Fiction
Added Author Stein, Lorin translator.
Shelf Location F LOUI
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