The Meursault Investigation

The Meursault Investigation

Kamel Daoud


A long island occasions striking publication of 2015 — Michiko Kakutani, the head 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 perspective of the mute Arab victims.” —The New Yorker
 
He used to be the brother of “the Arab” killed through the notorious Meursault, the antihero of Camus’s vintage novel. Seventy years after that occasion, Harun, who has lived on account that formative years within the shadow of his sibling’s reminiscence, refuses to permit him stay nameless: he provides his brother a narrative and a name—Musa—and describes the occasions that resulted in Musa’s informal homicide on a dazzlingly sunny beach.
               
In a bar in Oran, evening after evening, he ruminates on his solitude, on his damaged middle, on his anger with males determined for a god, and on his disarray while confronted with a rustic that has so disillusioned him. A stranger between his personal humans, he desires to be granted, eventually, the precise to die.
               
The Stranger is after all principal to Daoud’s tale, during which he either endorses and criticizes essentially the most well-known novels on the earth. A important supplement to its nice predecessor, The Meursault research is not just a profound meditation on Arab identification and the disastrous results of colonialism in Algeria, but in addition a gorgeous paintings of literature in its personal correct, instructed in a different and affecting voice.

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