This month we’re reading Édouard Louis’s debut novel, The End of Eddy (translated by Michael Lucey), a searing account of working-class life which exposes the violence, homophobia and racism in today’s France.
“A brilliant novel… courageous, necessary and deeply touching” – Guardian
Édouard Louis grew up in a village in northern France where many live below the poverty line. The End of Eddy is an extraordinary portrait of escaping from an unbearable childhood, inspired by the author’s own, and has sparked debate on social inequality, sexuality and violence. Written with an openness and compassionate intelligence, it ultimately asks, how can we create our own freedom?
“A candid, necessary call against conventional definitions of masculinity and the fear of difference” – Claire Kohda Hazelton, Observer
The Other Fruit Book Club offers a free, friendly and gentle environment in which opinions are shared and new appreciations can be discovered as we explore a broad variety of books by LGBTQ+ writers.
There will be wine and tea, curious minds and relaxed conversation; A warm bookish group open to any and all readers who identify as LGBTQ+.