Café Littérature · Leurs enfants après eux

Café Littérature · Leurs enfants après eux


Monday, April 29 at 06:00 p.m.
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By Nicolas Mathieu

Discussion en français

Join us in discussion of this Prix Goncourt-winning novel. Leurs enfants après eux is a riveting coming-of-age tale about teenagers growing up in an empoverished, deindustrialized region of France in the 1990s. Over the course of four summers, we get to know these frustrated youths, who all struggle to escape the region. 

From The New York Times: "'Nicolas understands the destitute, the working class, in a way that most writers don’t,” Judith Gurewich, the publisher of Other Press, said in a telephone interview. The book would resonate with non-French readers, she said, because every country has areas left behind by deindustrialization, where people are angry.

'It’s also one of the most powerful pieces of writing I’ve read in years,' Gurewich added."