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History of violence

Louis, Édouard2018
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.
Main title:
History of violence / Édouard Louis ; translated by Lorin Stein.
Louis, Édouard, authorStein, Lorin, translator
London : Harvill Secker, 2018.©2018.
198 pages ; 23 cm.
Originally published as Histoire de la violence. Éditions du Seuil, 2016.Translated from the French.
9781911215752 (hardback)
Dewey class:
LocationCollectionCall numberStatus/Desc
Brighton LibraryAdult Fiction - GeneralLOUIAvailable
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