Disturbance

Disturbance

Paperback (07 Nov 2019) | English

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Synopsis

A moving and intimate account of survival, resilience, and reconstruction.
Paris. January 7, 2015, two terrorists attacked the satirical weekly Charlie Hebdo. Philippe Lançon, seriously wounded, was among the survivors.
This intense life experience upends his relationship to the world, to writing, to reading, to love and to friendship. It took him a year before he could return to writing, a year of frequent reconstructive surgeries, to work through his experiences and their aftermath. As he attempts to reconstruct his life on the page, Lançon rereads Proust, Thomas Mann, Kafka, and others in search of guidance and healing.
Disturbance is not an essay on terrorism nor is it a witness's account of Charlie Hebdo, and it's certainly not a "feel good book." The attack and what followed make up a small portion of Lançon's narrative, which instead seeks to provide the most honest and intimate reproduction possible of the interior experience of a man who was a victim, who suffered a "war wound" in a country "at peace."
Disturbance is a book about transformation, about one man's shifting relationship to time, to truth, and to his own body.

About the Publisher

Europa Editions

Europa Editions

Europa Editions is an independent publisher of literary fiction, non-fiction, and high-end crime fiction based in New York and London. The company was founded in 2005 by Sandro Ferri and Sandra Ozzola Ferri, who are also the owners and publishers of the Italian press, Edizioni E/O. The idea behind the creation of Europa Editions was to capitalize on Edizioni E/O’s deep roots in European publishing to bring fresh voices to the American and British markets and to provide quality English editions of international literature that had a distinct look and consistently high level of editorial standards. The Europa catalog is eclectic, reflecting the founders’ belief that dialogue between nations and cultures is of vital importance and that this exchange is facilitated by literature chosen not only for its ability to entertain and fascinate, but also to inform and enlighten.

Book information

ISBN: 9781787701892
Publisher: Europa Editions (UK) Ltd.
Imprint: Europa Editions
Pub date:
DEWEY: 362.88092
DEWEY edition: 23
Language: English
Number of pages: 448
Weight: 510g
Height: 136mm
Width: 210mm
Spine width: 38mm