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Francois Bizot
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François Bizot is the author of The Gate. He is an ethnologist who has spent the greater part of his career studying Buddhism. He is the director of studies at l’École Pratique des Hautes Études and holds the chair in Southeast Asian Buddhism at the Sorbonne. He lives in Paris.

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Facing the Torturer

Written by Francois Bizot
Translated by Charlotte Mandell and Antoine Andouard


Format: Trade Paperback, 228 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: July 2, 2013
Price: $16.95

In 1999, the media reported the arrest of Duch, aka the Butcher of Tuol Sleng—the most notorious torturer and executioner of the Cambodian genocide. Duch’s unexpected arrest after years in hiding presented François Bizot with his first opportunity to confront the man who’d held him captive for three months in 1973... Read more >
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Facing the Torturer

Written by Francois Bizot
Translated by Charlotte Mandell and Antoine Audouard


Format: eBook, 224 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: October 23, 2012
Price: $12.99

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The Gate

Written by Francois Bizot


Format: Trade Paperback, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: January 6, 2004
Price: $16.00

“Distinguished by its intense dignity, by its unexpected attention to beauty, and by a discretion which never shades into coyness, The Gate should immediately be numbered among the great post-Second World-War memoirs of incarceration.”
—Robert MacFarlane, The Guardian (London)

“Breathtaking . . . Heartbreaking and terrifying: a superb account of the madness of... Read more >
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The Gate

Written by Francois Bizot


Format: eBook, 304 pages
Publisher: Vintage
On Sale: December 18, 2007
Price: $11.99

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