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    • History of Violence

    • A Novel
    • By: Édouard Louis, Lorin Stein - translator
    • Narrated by: Joseph Kloska
    • Length: 5 hrs
    • Unabridged
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    In 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 past he had sworn to leave behind. A best seller in France, History of Violence is a short nonfiction account with the victim as its subject. Moving seamlessly 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 unflinching curiosity of memoir at its best. 

    Regular price: $20.29

    • The End of Eddy

    • A Novel
    • By: Édouard Louis, Michael Lucey - translator
    • Narrated by: Graham Halstead
    • Length: 4 hrs and 24 mins
    • Unabridged
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    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.

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    • Not the usual gay novel found on Audible

    • By Keith G on 08-16-17

    Regular price: $17.49

    • Histoire de la violence

    • By: Édouard Louis
    • Narrated by: Philippe Calvario
    • Length: 5 hrs and 15 mins
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    J'ai rencontré Reda un soir de Noël. Je rentrais chez moi après un repas avec des amis, vers quatre heures du matin. Il m'a abordé dans la rue et j'ai fini par lui proposer de monter dans mon studio. Ensuite, il m'a raconté l'histoire de son enfance et celle de l'arrivée en France de son père, qui avait fui l'Algérie. Nous avons passé le reste de la nuit ensemble, on discutait, on riait. Vers six heures du matin, il a sorti un revolver et il a dit qu'il allait me tuer

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    • En finir avec Eddy Bellegueule

    • By: Édouard Louis
    • Narrated by: Philippe Calvario
    • Length: 4 hrs and 42 mins
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    "Je suis parti en courant, tout à coup. Juste le temps d'entendre ma mère dire Qu'est-ce qui fait le débile là ? Je ne voulais pas rester à leur côté..."

    Regular price: $17.27

    • History of Violence

    • By: Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein
    • Narrated by: Joseph Kloska
    • Length: 5 hrs
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    I met Reda on Christmas Eve 2012. I was going home after a meal with friends, at around four in the morning. He approached me in the street, and finally I invited him up to my apartment. He told me the story of his childhood and how his father had come to France, having fled Algeria. We spent the rest of the night together, talking, laughing. At around six o'clock, he pulled out a gun and said he was going to kill me. He insulted me, strangled and raped me. The next day, the medical and legal proceedings began.

    Regular price: $24.00