Édouard Louis - Who Killed My Father, presented with Alliance Française — in conversation with Martha Anne Toll

Upcoming Event
Sunday, May 5, 2019 - 3:00pm to 4:00pm

In The End of Eddy and History of Violence, a pair of brutally honest auto-fictions, Louis chronicled his difficult childhood growing up gay in a working-class town in Northern France marked by homophobia, classism, and violence. Now turning to nonfiction, Louis recounts his return home to make peace with his father. Only fifty but debilitated by a job-related injury, the man who once mocked Louis for his failure to meet the norms of traditional masculinity has become weak and helpless. As the two come to a late understanding, Louis issues a passionate denunciation of the state policies that lead to the early deaths of men like his father.

Louis will be in conversation with Martha Anne Toll, regular book critic for NPR and Executive Director of the Butler Family Fund, a philanthropic organization supporting advocacy to prevent and end homelessness and reform the criminal justice system.

With support from Alliance Française.


5015 Connecticut Ave NW
Washington, DC 20008
Non Fiction
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By Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein (Translator)
ISBN: 9780811228503
Availability: In Stock—Click for Locations
Published: New Directions Publishing Corporation - March 26th, 2019

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