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Change: A Novel

Hardback Published on: 08/02/2024
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Synopsis

The major new novel from the international bestselling author Édouard Louis - about social class, transformation, and the perils of leaving the past behind. One question took centre stage in my life, it focused all of my thoughts and occupied every moment when I was alone with myself: how could I get this revenge, by what means? I tried everything. Édouard Louis longs for a life beyond the poverty, discrimination and violence in his working-class hometown - so he sets out for school in Amiens, and, later, university in Paris. He sheds the provincial 'Eddy' for an elegant new name, determined to eradicate every aspect of his past. He reads incessantly; he dines with aristocrats; he spends nights with millionaires and drug-dealers alike. Everything he does is motivated by a single obsession: to become someone else. At once harrowing and profound, Change is not just a personal odyssey, a story of dreams and of 'the beautiful violence of being torn away', but a profound portrait of a society divided by class, power and inequality.

  • Publisher: Vintage Publishing
  • ISBN: 9781787303256
  • Number of pages: 288
  • Weight: 407g
  • Dimensions: 222 x 144 x 28 mm

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The Beginning of Édouard
'One by one I was erasing the traces of what I'd been.' Édouard Louis returns to his past, with another autofiction look at his life growing up and turn... READ MORE
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