The Meursault Investigation

Product Number: EB00597310
Released: Jun 02, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
ISBN: #9781590517529
Publisher: Other Press
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A New York Times Notable Book of 2015 "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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Author(s): Kamel Daoud
Original Publish Date: Jun 02, 2015

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Author(s): Kamel Daoud
Narrator(s): Fajer Al-Kaisi
Product Number BN8875
Released: Aug 04, 2015
Business Term: Purchase
Publisher: Brilliance Audio
ISBN: #9781511321945

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