*The Meursault Investigation*

This new book, by Algerian writer Kamel Daoud, starts with Camus’s The Stranger, and then retells the story from the point of view of the brother of the Arab murder victim.  It’s both commentary on the original and a compelling narrative in its own right.  The Guardian called it “an instant classic and Michiko Kakutani described it as “stunning.”  Here is Roger Cohen on the novel.  You can buy it on Amazon here.  Unless your memory is very good, I recommend a refresher on The Stranger first.  Daoud has produced one of this year’s must-reads.


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