Who Killed My Father

£9.99

‘Who Killed My Father’ is a fascinating insight into the life of Édouard Louis’s father, which urgently and brilliantly engages with issues surrounding masculinity, class, homophobia, shame and social poverty. It explores the key moments and difficulties in their father-son relationship, and reconstructs the man he was and is today. The book unflinchingly takes aim at governments whose policies disadvantage those they seek to exclude – those like Louis’s father who have their expectations, hopes and passions crushed by a society which gives them little thought.

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Who Killed My Father is the story of a tough guy – the story of the little boy I never was. The story of my father.

‘What a beautiful book’ MAX PORTER

In Who Killed My Father, Édouard Louis explores key moments in his father’s life, and the tenderness and disconnects in their relationship.

Told with the fire of a writer determined on social justice, and with the compassion of a loving son, the book urgently and brilliantly engages with issues surrounding masculinity, class, homophobia, shame and social poverty.

It unflinchingly takes aim at systems that disadvantage those they seek to exclude – those who have their expectations, hopes and passions crushed by a society which gives them little thought.

Édouard Louis is the vanguard of France’s new generation of political writers’
Evening Standard

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Weight 0.09 kg
Dimensions 19.8 × 12.9 × 0.7 cm
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Publisher

Imprint

Cover

Paperback

Pages

81

Language

English

Edition
Dewey

844.92 (edition:23)

Readership

General – Trade / Code: K