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Author Le Tellier, Hervé, 1957- author.

Title All happy families : a memoir / Hervé Le Tellier ; translated from the French by Adriana Hunter.

Publication Info. New York : Other Press, [2019]


Location Call No. Status
 Avon Free Public Library - Adult Department  92 LE TELLIER    Check Shelf
Description 175 pages ; 21 cm
Note "Originally published in French as Toutes les familles heureuses in 2017 by Éditions Jean-Claude Lattès, Paris."
Summary "A prominent French writer delves into his own history in this eloquent reflection on dysfunctional family relationships. Herve Le Tellier did not consider himself to have been an unhappy child--he was not deprived, or beaten, or abused. And yet he understood from a young age that something was wrong, and longed to leave. Children sometimes have only the option of escaping, and owe to that escape their even greater love of life. Having reached a certain emotional distance at sixty years old, and with his father and stepfather dead and his mother suffering from late-stage Alzheimer's disease, Le Tellier finally felt able to write the story of his family. Abandoned early by his father and raised in part by his grandparents, he was profoundly affected by his relationship with his mother, a troubled woman with damaging views on love. In this perceptive, deeply personal account, Le Tellier attempts to look back on trying times in his life without anger or regret, and even with humor"-- Provided by publisher.
Subject Le Tellier, Hervé, 1957- -- Family.
Le Tellier, Hervé, 1957- -- Childhood and youth.
Authors, French -- 20th century -- Biography.
Authors, French -- 21st century -- Biography.
Le Tellier, Hervé, 1957- (OCoLC)fst01514887
Authors, French. (OCoLC)fst00822016
Families. (OCoLC)fst01728849
Chronological Term 1900-2099
Genre/Form Biography. (OCoLC)fst01423686
Added Author Hunter, Adriana, translator.
Added Title Toutes les familles heureuses. English
Other Form: Online version: Le Tellier, Hervé, 1957- author. All happy families New York : Other Press, [2019] 9781590519387 (DLC) 2018056732
ISBN 9781590519370 (paperback)
159051937X (paperback)
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