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About the Book

Édouard LouisA contemporary Frankenstein that defies expectations, this is a thrilling novel, couched in luminous, captivating prose about a journalist, Cédric Allyn-Weberson, who suffers a horrific accident, paralyzing him from the neck down. An ideal candidate for a body transplant, Cédric survives the surgery but has both physical and existential trouble with his recovery and adaptation: encountering his lover with a new body, discovering the life history of his donor, and attempting to understand the mind-body relationship as he lives it.



About the Author

HADDADSHOTAUTHORHubert Haddad is a French author born in Tunisia—a novelist, an art historian, a playwright, and an essayist. Alyson Waters is an award-winning translator, the managing editor of Yale French Studies, and a senior lecturer in the department of French at Yale University.

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About the Moderator

HADDADSHOTAUTHORShuchi Saraswat is curator of the Transnational Literature Series at Brookline Booksmith, a reading series focused on migration, exile, and displacement and works in translation.



About the Boston Book Festival

Since 2009, the Boston Book Festival celebrates the power of words to stimulate, agitate, unite, delight, and inspire by holding year-round events culminating in an annual, free festival that promotes a culture of reading and ideas and enhances the vibrancy of Boston.


About the Cultural Services at the French Embassy

The Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. provide a platform for exchange and innovation between French and American artists, intellectuals, educators, students, the tech community, and the general public. Based in New York City, Washington D.C., and eight other cities across the US, the Cultural Services develop the cultural economy by focusing on six principal fields of action: the arts, literature, cinema, the digital sphere, French language and higher education.


About the Regroupement des Éditeurs Franco-Canadien

The French-Canadian Publishers Group known as the Regroupement des éditeurs franco-canadiens (REFC) includes 17 publishers from French-speaking Canada. The group has set its goals on letting the world know and learn about its publishers and authors who hail from various areas and backgrounds. In the USA, thanks to its partnership with the American wholesaler Ingram, the group has built a collection of 100 titles intended for teachers, librarians, and the general public.


Sponsors

This event is co-presented with the Boston Book Festival and the Cultural Services of the French Embassy in the U.S. and made possible thanks in part to the Mosaïque Cultural Fund.

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Upcoming Events

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Le Business: Cultural Conflicts

A Panel Discussion on the French-American Experience

Thursday, December 6, 2018 7:00 PM To 9:00 PM

In this discussion, we will compare French and American work culture and corporate settings, and how French companies can grow within the United States and vice-versa.

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Saturday, February 23, 2019 5:00 PM To 7:00 PM

The French Cultural Center is honored to welcome bestselling author Leïla Slimani for the American release of her book, Adèle.

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Tuesday, November 27, 2018 6:00 PM To 7:30 PM

This event is FULLY BOOKED! Check out our next Well Red event in December.

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