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By Pascale Kramer,Robert Bononno

“[Kramer’s physique of labor is] specified and luxurious . . . a music of emotion, yet with an exceptional lucidity in regards to the humanity of easy people.” —Swiss Federal place of work 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 paintings of constructing a diffuse ache. Poignant.” —Marie Claire (Switzerland)

When a tender lady returns to her formative years domestic after her estranged father’s dying, she starts to piece jointly the ultimate years of his lifestyles. What replaced him from a widespread 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 through 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 recent 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 used to be 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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