• "When new voices come from underrepresented constituencies, there’s always the hope of a new perspective... I can read Edouard Louis and know something of what it means to grow up in extreme poverty in contemporary France"

    Zadie Smith, Observer
  • "Even in the wake of Knausgaard and Ferrante it is hard to find a literary phenomenon that has swept Europe quite like the autobiographical project of Édouard Louis"

  • "An extraordinary autobiographical novel about class, violence and sexuality in France. It’s a vivid, often brutal but immensely touching book that restores my faith in the power of literature"

    Tash Aw
  • "This is the courageous story of an outsider, in equal parts frank, provocative and compelling"

    Laura Garmeson, Financial Times