The Factory of Facts (Paperback)
Vintage, 9780679746508, 320pp.
Publication Date: January 12, 1999
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 Francoise Hardy. To show how this transformation came about--and why it remained incomplete--The Factory of Factscombines family anecdote and ancestral legend; detailed forays into Belgian history, language, and religion; and deft synopses of the American character.
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Praise For The Factory of Facts…
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