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The Resource The end of Eddy, Édouard Louis ; translated from the French by Michael Lucey

The end of Eddy, Édouard Louis ; translated from the French by Michael Lucey

Label
The end of Eddy
Title
The end of Eddy
Statement of responsibility
Édouard Louis ; translated from the French by Michael Lucey
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Author
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Subject
Genre
Language
  • eng
  • fre
  • eng
Summary
  • "An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy. "Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again. Today I'm really gonna be a tough guy." Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different -- "girlish," intellectually precocious, and attracted to other men. Already translated into twenty languages, The End of Eddy captures the violence and desperation of life in a French factory town. It is also a sensitive, universal portrait of boyhood and sexual awakening. Like Karl Ove Knausgaard or Edmund White, Édouard Louis writes from his own undisguised experience, but he writes with an openness and a compassionate intelligence that are all his own. The result -- a critical and popular triumph -- has made him the most celebrated French writer of his generation."--
  • "An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy"--
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Summary
Traces how a young gay man in a violent French factory village navigates his orientation and intellectually precocious nature while enduring pressure to become a strong man in accordance with local beliefs
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Character
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http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10562252
Cataloging source
DLC
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Louis, Édouard
Dewey number
843/.92
Index
index present
Language note
First published in French as En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule (Paris : Éditions du Seuil, 2014)
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/relatedWorkOrContributorDate
1960-
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Lucey, Michael
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True
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  • Young men
  • Adolescence
  • Working poor
  • Gender identity
  • Gay men
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • FICTION
  • Adolescence
  • Gay men
  • Gender identity
  • Working poor
  • Young men
  • Picardy (France)
  • France
Target audience
adult
Label
The end of Eddy, Édouard Louis ; translated from the French by Michael Lucey
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Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the French
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1794870
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780374266653
Lccn
2016041340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Publisher number
On order record
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374266653
  • (OCoLC)957303158
Label
The end of Eddy, Édouard Louis ; translated from the French by Michael Lucey
Publication
Copyright
Note
Translated from the French
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
1794870
Dimensions
21 cm
Edition
First American edition.
Extent
192 pages
Isbn
9780374266653
Lccn
2016041340
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Publisher number
On order record
System control number
  • (Sirsi) i9780374266653
  • (OCoLC)957303158

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