August 2017

In August we’ll be discussing Eduoard Louis’s autobiographical account of growing upgay in northern France –  ‘The End of Eddy’. The book group will take place on Wednesday 23rd August 2017 at 7pm at the LGBT Centre on Howe Street in Edinburgh.

Eduoard will be appearing at this year’s Edinburgh Book Festival on Monday 14th August 2017.

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About the book:

“Before I had a chance to rebel against the world of my childhood, that world rebelled against me. In truth, confronting my parents, my social class, its poverty, racism and brutality came second. From early on I provoked shame and even disgust from my family and others around me. The only option I had was to get away somehow. This book is an effort to understand all that.’

Édouard Louis grew up in Hallencourt, a village in northern France where many live below the poverty line. His bestselling debut novel about life there, The End of Eddy, has sparked debate on social inequality, sexuality and violence.

It is an extraordinary portrait of escaping from an unbearable childhood, inspired by the author’s own. Written with an openness and compassionate intelligence, ultimately, it asks, how can we create our own freedom?”