History of Violence by Édouard Louis audiobook

History of Violence: A Novel

By Édouard Louis
Translated by  Lorin Stein
Read by Joseph Kloska

Macmillan Audio 9780374170592
5.01 Hours Unabridged
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History of Violence is international bestselling French author Edouard Louis’s autobiographical audiobook about surviving a shocking sexual assault and coping with the post-traumatic stress disorder of its aftermath. On Christmas Eve 2012, in Paris, the novelist Édouard Louis was raped and almost murdered by a man he had just met. This act of violence left Louis shattered; its aftermath made him a stranger to himself and sent him back to the village, the family, and the past he had sworn to leave behind. A bestseller in France—challenged and vindicated in the courts—History of Violence is a short nonfiction account with the victim as its subject. Moving seamlessly and hypnotically between past and present, between Louis’s voice and the voice of an imagined narrator, History of Violence has the exactness of a police report and the searching, unflinching curiosity of memoir at its best. It records not only the casual racism and homophobia of French society but also their subtle effects on lovers, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives. It represents a great step forward for a young writer whose acuity, skill, and depth are unmatched by any novelist of his generation, in French or English.

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Among shortlisted titles for Lambda Literary Award - Nominee, 2019

Among longlisted titles for Boston Globe Best Books of the Year, 2018

History of Violence is international bestselling French author Edouard Louis’s autobiographical audiobook about surviving a shocking sexual assault and coping with the post-traumatic stress disorder of its aftermath.

On Christmas Eve 2012, in Paris, the novelist Édouard Louis was raped and almost murdered by a man he had just met. This act of violence left Louis shattered; its aftermath made him a stranger to himself and sent him back to the village, the family, and the past he had sworn to leave behind.

A bestseller in France—challenged and vindicated in the courts—History of Violence is a short nonfiction account with the victim as its subject. Moving seamlessly and hypnotically between past and present, between Louis’s voice and the voice of an imagined narrator, History of Violence has the exactness of a police report and the searching, unflinching curiosity of memoir at its best. It records not only the casual racism and homophobia of French society but also their subtle effects on lovers, brothers and sisters, husbands and wives. It represents a great step forward for a young writer whose acuity, skill, and depth are unmatched by any novelist of his generation, in French or English.

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Editorial Reviews

“Louis speaks of violence, both social and familiar, with tremendous force and feeling…A book to shake you up.” Justin Torres, author of We the Animals

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Author Bio: Édouard Louis

Author Bio: Édouard Louis

Édouard Louis—Born Eddy Bellegueule in Hallencourt, France, in 1992—is the author of two novels and the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu. He is the coauthor, with the philosopher Geoffroy de Lagasnerie, of Manifesto for an Intellectual and Political Counteroffensive.

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Available Formats : CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 5.01
Audience: Adult
Language: English