The Meursault Investigation

  • Kamel Daoud
  • Oneworld
  • 26/8/2015
  • ISBN: 9781780748399

RRP: $19.99 (Inc. GST)

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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 François 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.


About the Author

Kamel Daoud is an Algerian journalist based in Oran, where he writes for the Quotidien d’Oran – the third largest French-language Algerian newspaper. He contributes a weekly column to Le Point, and his articles have appeared in Libération, Le Monde, Courrier International, and are regularly reprinted around the world. International rights to the novel have been sold in twenty countries.

John Cullen is the translator of many books from Spanish, French, German, and Italian, including Philippe Claudel’s Brodeck, Juli Zeh’s Decompression, Yasmina Reza’s Happy Are the Happy, and Chantal Thomas’s The Exchange of Princesses. He lives in New York.

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