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The Book I Didn't Want to Write

The Book I Didn't Want to Write

by Erwan Larher


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Erwan Larher was in the Bataclan Theater in Paris on November 13, 2015, enjoying the rock show, when the firing started. His memoir is not about that event but about what it meant to him and to millions of others—his friends and family, the thousands of others who lived through that horrible night, the attackers themselves, and the millions around the world who followed the events in the media, numb with shock and horror.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781988996004
Publisher: Locarno Press
Publication date: 11/13/2018
Pages: 296
Product dimensions: 5.40(w) x 8.60(h) x 1.30(d)
Age Range: 18 - 10 Years

About the Author

Erwan Larher was born in central France and attended the prestigious Sciences Po university. He left the music business after 15 years to write full-time; his first novel was published in 2010, and his third, The Male Abandoned in a Hostile Environment (2013), won the Claude-Chabrol and the Louis-Barthou literary awards. Larher was shot in the November 2015 attack on the Bataclan Theater, and was lucky to escape with his life; he finished his fourth novel, Margaret Doesn’t Like Her Bum, while recovering in hospital. His deeply moving account of this event, The Book I Didn’t Want to Write, appeared in France in August 2017 and was an immediate critical and popular hit; it has since sold tens of thousands of copies.

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