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Autopsy of a Father
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Autopsy of a Father (Paperback)

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Praised for her "exceptional ability to narrate the heartrending lives of ordinary people" (Jean-Louis Hippolyte), deliver a "riveting page-turner" (Entertainment Weekly), and master the "art of creating a diffuse discomfort" (Marie Claire), Pascale Kramer is one of the world's finest chroniclers of psychological disturbance and the family interior. First published in France in 2016, this novel has already been named a finalist for three prizes.



Autopsy of a Father was inspired by the real-life scandal of French author Richard Millet who, in 2012, made headlines for publishing an essay in praise of Anders Breivik, the right-wing extremist who killed 77 people in Norway.



Set in France, the novel addresses issues of racism and anti-immigrant sentiment rampant throughout Europe by showing how the personal becomes political. Without resorting to polemics, Kramer shows how a recognized intellectual can shift toward dark and intolerant positions, and how that can tear through the fabric of a family and society at large.

Fiction & PoetryCrime & ThrillersPolitical / legal thrillerFiction & PoetryModern & contemporary fiction post c 1945 Publisher: Bellevue Literary Press Publication Date: 11/07/2017 ISBN-13: 9781942658245  Details: Type: Paperback Format: Books
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Pascale Kramer, recipient of the 2017 Swiss Grand Prize for Literature, is the author of fourteen books, including three novels published in English: The Living, The Child, and Autopsy of a Father, which was named a finalist for the La Closerie des Lilas, Ouest-France, and Orange du Livre prizes. Born in Geneva, she has worked in Los Angeles, and now lives in Paris, where she directs a documentary film festival about children's rights. Robert Bononno has translated more than two dozen full-length works of fiction and nonfiction from the French and has taught translation at New York University and the Graduate Center of the City University of New York. He is a French-American Foundation Translation Prize finalist and the recipient of two National Endowment for the Arts fellowships. He lives in New York.

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