History of Violence by Édouard Louis

History of Violence by Édouard Louis

On Christmas Eve 2012, in Paris, the novelist Édouard Louis was raped and almost murdered by a man he had just met. This act of violence left Louis shattered; its aftermath made him a stranger to himself and sent him back to the village, the family, and the past he had sworn to leave behind.

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Trigger & Content Warnings

  • Victim-blaming
  • Rape
  • Blood depiction
  • Strangulation