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History of Violence

(2018)
A novel by

 
 
The radical and urgent new novel from the author of The End of Eddy.

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.

History of Violence retraces the story of that night and looks at immigration, dispossession, racism, desire and the effects of trauma in an attempt to understand, and to outline, a history of violence, its origins, its reasons and its causes.

Genre: Literary Fiction

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June 2018 : UK Hardback
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Title: History of Violence
Author(s): Edouard Louis
ISBN: 1-911215-75-2 / 978-1-911215-75-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Harvill Secker
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Title: History of Violence: A Novel
Author(s): Edouard Louis
ISBN: 0-374-17059-2 / 978-0-374-17059-2 (USA edition)
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June 2019 : UK Paperback
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Title: History of Violence
Author(s): Edouard Louis
ISBN: 1-78470-607-8 / 978-1-78470-607-4 (UK edition)
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June 2019 : USA Paperback
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Title: History of Violence: A Novel
Author(s): Edouard Louis
ISBN: 1-250-21498-X / 978-1-250-21498-0 (USA edition)
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June 2018 : UK Paperback
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Title: History of Violence
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ISBN: 1-78730-039-0 / 978-1-78730-039-2 (UK edition)
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July 2018 : USA Audio CD
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Title: History of Violence: A Novel
Author(s): Edouard Louis
ISBN: 1-4272-9844-0 / 978-1-4272-9844-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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Title: History of Violence
Author(s): Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein
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Title: History of Violence
Author(s): Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein
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July 2018 : Canada Audio edition
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Title: History of Violence: A Novel
Author(s): Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein - translator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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July 2018 : UK Audio edition
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Title: History of Violence: A Novel
Author(s): Edouard Louis, Lorin Stein - translator
Publisher: Macmillan Audio
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June 2018 : USA, Canada Kindle edition
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Title: History of Violence: A Novel
Author(s): Edouard Louis
Publisher: Farrar, Straus and Giroux
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Title: History of Violence
Author(s): Edouard Louis
Publisher: Vintage Digital
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