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CENTER READS: “THE END OF EDDY” BY ÉDOUARD LOUIS

October 6, 7:00 pm-9:00 pm

Join us for the monthly discussion group where we discuss “The End of Eddy,” a powerful coming-of-age novel by Édouard Louis. RSVP to receive meeting information prior to the event.

About “The End of Eddy”
An autobiographical novel about growing up gay in a working-class town in Picardy.

“Every morning in the bathroom I would repeat the same phrase to myself over and over again…Today I’m really gonna be a tough guy.” Growing up in a poor village in northern France, all Eddy Bellegueule wanted was to be a man in the eyes of his family and neighbors. But from childhood, he was different―“girlish,” intellectually precocious and attracted to other men.

Already translated into 20 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 Knausgård 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.

Free W/ RSVP: https://gaycenter.org/end-of-eddy/

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October 6
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7:00 pm-9:00 pm
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