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The Meursault Investigation

  

by: Kamel Daoud

 : The Meursault Investigation
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Binding: Paperback
Brand: Other Press NY
EAN: 9781590517512
Edition: 1
Feature: Other Press NY
Format: International Edition
ISBN: 1590517512
Item Dimensions: 8505504844
Label: Other Press
Languages: EnglishPublishedEnglishOriginal LanguageEnglishUnknown
Manufacturer: Other Press
MPN: 42472639
Number Of Items: 1
Number Of Pages: 160
Publication Date: June 02, 2015
Publisher: Other Press
Release Date: June 02, 2015
Studio: Other Press

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A New York Times Notable Book of 2015 — Michiko Kakutani, The Top Books of 2015, New York Times — TIME Magazine Top Ten Books of 2015 — Publishers Weekly Best Books of the Year — Financial Times Best Books of the Year

“A tour-de-force reimagining of Camus’s The Stranger, from the point of view of the mute Arab victims.” —The New Yorker

 
He was the brother of “the Arab” killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus’s classic novel. Seventy years after that event, Harun, who has lived since childhood in the shadow of his sibling’s memory, refuses to let him remain anonymous: he gives his brother a story and a name—Musa—and describes the events that led to Musa’s casual murder on a dazzlingly sunny beach.
               
In a bar in Oran, night after night, he ruminates on his solitude, on his broken heart, on his anger with men desperate for a god, and on his disarray when faced with a country that has so disappointed him. A stranger among his own people, he wants to be granted, finally, the right to die.
               
The Stranger is of course central to Daoud’s story, in which he both endorses and criticizes one of the most famous novels in the world. A worthy complement to its great predecessor, The Meursault Investigation is not only a profound meditation on Arab identity and the disastrous effects of colonialism in Algeria, but also a stunning work of literature in its own right, told in a unique and affecting voice.



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