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Who Killed My Father
Who Killed My Father | Edouard Louis
Highly acclaimed for The End of Eddy, E ?douard Louis in Who Killed My Father rips into France's long neglect of the working class and its overt contempt for the poor, accusing the complacent French--at the minimum--of negligent homicide. "Racism," he quotes Ruth Gilmore, "is the exposure of certain groups to premature death." And Louis goes to visit the ugly gray town of his childhood to see his dying father--barely fifty years old, he can hardly walk or breathe: "You belong to the category of humans whom politics consigns to an early death." It's as simple as that. But hand in hand with searing, specific denunciations are tender passages of a love story between a father and son badly damaged by shame, poverty and homophobia, but still so alive. Tenderness reconciles them just as the state kills off his father. Louis goes after the French system with bare knuckles but then turns to his long-alienated father with open arms: this passionate combination makes Who Killed My Father a heartbreaking book.
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If you‘ve never read Edouard Louis, go out and get his books. His writing is powerful and thought provoking. He makes you look straight at people, places that we don‘t always “see” or respect. He should be considered a national treasure in France and he‘s only 26.

BookBabe I adore this cover! 8mo
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WOW. I finished this book in less than an hour, but it hit me so hard. Knowing Louis‘s reputation, I thought I was going to read something powerful and profound, but I had no idea how much more than that this would be. Don‘t read the descriptions. Let yourself be surprised.

BookBabe Omg, I love this book cover so much I‘ll have to read it just because of that! 😍🎨 11mo
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Louis returns to his dreary home in France to visit his dying father, who is barely fifty, and it's truly haunting. A highly critical essay and a poignant interweaving of a heartbreaking story of father and son, sociology, and intense political criticism. It goes far in such a short essay, managing to tackle class wars, homophobia, and more. Heartbreaking and extremely touching at the same time, Louis has hit a new high with this.

Twocougs Anxious to get my hands on it! 12mo
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