The Meursault Investigation (Paperback)
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The Meursault Investigation (Paperback)

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Paperback Published: 02/07/2015
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Shortlisted for the Prix Goncourt Winner of the Goncourt du Premier Roman Winner of the Prix des Cinq Continents Winner of the Prix Francois Mauriac THE NOVEL THAT HAS TAKEN THE INTERNATIONAL LITERARY WORLD BY STORM He was the brother of 'the Arab' killed by the infamous Meursault, the antihero of Camus's classic novel. Angry at the world and his own unending solitude, he resolves to bring his brother out of obscurity by giving him a name - Musa - and a voice, and by describing the events that led to his senseless murder on a dazzling Algerian beach. 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.

Publisher: Oneworld Publications
ISBN: 9781780748399

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“A very, very clever reworking of the classic The Outsider - highly recommended”

The Meursault Investigation offers a brilliant counterpoint to The Outsider, revisiting Camus’s key scene – Meursault’s senseless murder of a nameless Arab on a blazing hot beach in Algeria - and cleverly critiquing... More

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4th August 2015
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“The Meursault Investigation”

What an amazing book, The reviews have been raptuous, so I was worried I would be disappointed, but no it lived up to all the hype. It is a retelling of Camus The Stranger, and a powerful meditation on our world today

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23rd July 2015
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