Autopsy of a Father by Pascale Kramer,Robert Bononno

By Pascale Kramer,Robert Bononno

“[Kramer’s physique of labor is] certain and luxurious . . . a music of emotion, yet with an excellent lucidity in regards to the humanity of easy people.” —Swiss Federal workplace of tradition, Swiss Grand Prize for Literature citation

“You have to learn Pascale Kramer’s books simply because they take you on a trip. You board a small send that enters the human physique, and what you felt whereas analyzing follows you for days after you’ve closed the book.” —Elle (France)

“Restrained, chiseled, implacable, the novels of Pascale Kramer completely grasp the paintings of making a diffuse ache. Poignant.” —Marie Claire (Switzerland)

When a tender girl returns to her early life domestic after her estranged father’s demise, she starts off to piece jointly the ultimate years of his lifestyles. What replaced him from a admired left-wing journalist to a sour racist who defended the homicide of a defenseless African immigrant? Kramer exposes a rustic gripped through intolerance and violence to unearth the resource of a family’s fall from grace.

Set in Paris and its suburbs, and encouraged through the real-life scandal of a French writer and highbrow, Autopsy of a Father blends sharp observations approximately familial dynamics with resonant political and philosophical questions, taking a scalpel to the racism and anti-immigrant sentiment spreading simply underneath the surface of recent society.

Pascale Kramer, recipient of the 2017 Swiss Grand Prize for Literature, is the writer of fourteen books, together with 3 novels released in English: The Living, The Child, and Autopsy of a Father, which used to be named a finalist for the l. a. Closerie des Lilas, Ouest-France, and Orange du Livre prizes. Born in Geneva, she has labored in l. a., and now lives in Paris, the place she directs a documentary movie competition approximately children’s rights.

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