New Authors     New Books     Coming Soon     Most Popular     Top Authors    
     New Books     Coming Soon     
book cover of The Meursault Investigation

The Meursault Investigation

(2015)
A novel by

 
 
A New York Times Notable Book of 2015 - Michiko Kakutani, The Top Books of 2015, New York Times - TIME Magazine Top Ten Books of 2015 - Publishers WeeklyBest Books of the Year - Financial Times Best Books of the Year

"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.

    Get it on Google Play

Similar books by other authors


Used availability for Kamel Daoud's The Meursault Investigation

Paperback Editions

1800 : UK Paperback
thumb

Title: The Meursault Investigation
Author(s): Kamel Daoud
ISBN: 1-78074-839-6 / 978-1-78074-839-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2015 : USA Paperback
thumb

Title: The Meursault Investigation
Author(s): Kamel Daoud
ISBN: 1-59051-751-2 / 978-1-59051-751-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Other Press (NY)
Availability: Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


Audio Editions

December 2015 : USA Audio edition
thumb

Title: Kamel Daoud The Meursault Investigation
Author(s): Kamel Daoud
Publisher: Symphony Space
Availability: Amazon   


December 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: Kamel Daoud The Meursault Investigation
Author(s): Kamel Daoud
Publisher: Symphony Space
Availability: Amazon UK   


August 2015 : Audio CD
thumb

Title: The Meursault Investigation
Author(s): Kamel Daoud
ISBN: 1-5113-2194-6 / 978-1-5113-2194-5
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


August 2015 : MP3 CD
thumb

Title: The Meursault Investigation
Author(s): Kamel Daoud
ISBN: 1-5113-2195-4 / 978-1-5113-2195-2
Publisher: Audible Studios on Brilliance Audio
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   


June 2015 : Canada Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Meursault Investigation
Author(s): Kamel Daoud, John Cullen - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon CA   


June 2015 : UK Audio edition
thumb

Title: The Meursault Investigation
Author(s): Kamel Daoud, John Cullen - translator
Publisher: Audible Studios
Availability: Amazon UK   


Kindle Editions

June 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Meursault Investigation
Author(s): Kamel Daoud
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2015 : UK Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Meursault Investigation
Author(s): Kamel Daoud
Publisher: Oneworld Publications
Availability: Amazon UK   


June 2015 : Canada Kindle edition
thumb

Title: The Meursault Investigation
Author(s): Kamel Daoud
Publisher: Other Press
Availability: Amazon CA