His debut about his violent childhood was an international sensation.
Now the French author has written a novel about being brutally assaulted
- Angelique Chrisafis
- The Guardian
In the lonely, shell-shocked days after Édouard Louis was raped and almost killed in his Paris flat in 2012 – as he sat through tense interviews with police officers or scrubbed his home to get rid of his attacker’s smell – he felt the urgent need to write about it.
“But when I…