Born Eddy Bellegueule in Hallencourt, France, in 1992, EDOUARD LOUIS is a novelist and the editor of a scholarly work on the social scientist Pierre Bourdieu.
Who Killed My Father is a political document that uses the
force of memoir -- incisive, confessional personal details -- to
bolster its argument that Louis's father's life (and by extension,
his family) was ruined by politics. Compelling.-- (04/09/2019)
Who Killed My Father is a book that navigates what can't be said, it addresses liminal spaces; it drifts between present and past tense; it glides between first and second person; it eulogizes a man who is still alive. I can think of few young writers who manage to situate themselves so squarely within their time