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By Pascale Kramer,Robert Bononno

“[Kramer’s physique of labor is] specified and luxurious . . . a track of emotion, yet with a very good lucidity concerning the humanity of straightforward 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 examining follows you for days after you’ve closed the book.” —Elle (France)

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

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

Set in Paris and its suburbs, and encouraged by way of 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 outside of contemporary 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 was once 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 pageant approximately children’s rights.

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