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On Sale: September 12, 2012
Pages: 320 | ISBN: 978-0-307-81558-3
Published by : Vintage Knopf
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The acclaimed author of Low Life reinvents the memoir in a cunning, lyrical book that is at once a personal history and a meditation on the construction of identity.

Born in Belgium but raised in New Jersey, Luc Sante transformed himself from a pious, timid Belgian boy into a loutish American adolescent, who eschewed French while fantasizing about the pop star Françoise Hardy. To show how this transformation came about--and why it remained incomplete--The Factory of Facts  combines family anecdote and ancestral legend; detailed forays into Belgian history, language, and religion; and deft synopses of the American character.
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Sante has a historian's fiendish taste for information. . . a journalist's wit, resourcefulness and love of idiosyncracy."               --The New York Times Book Review

"Remarkable. . . . Sante makes a reader want to know him."  --The Boston Globe

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