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The Watchers

The Watchers

(2002)
A novel by

 
"A furious and passionate indictment of injustice . . . and everyday oppression."-Booklist

From the renowned author of The Last Summer of Reason comes this award-winning, morally resonant fable of -bureaucracy, fundamentalism, and the danger of sacrificing liberty in the name of patriotism.

Sensuously written and passionately political, The Watchers follows the fortunes of two neighbors-an old soldier and a young inventor. The inventor's efforts to patent a loom quickly devolve into a Kafkaesque tangle of forms, passports, and malevolent, suspicious clerks; his mysterious project also leads the soldier and his fellow veterans deeper into a labyrinth of suspicion and fear.

This chilling, elegant novel features Tahar Djaout at his incisive best-and, at a time when civil liberties are constantly challenged, allows readers to contemplate the dark con-sequences of a culture of spies.

 
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Hardback Editions

October 2002 : USA Hardback
Title: The Watchers
Author(s): Tahar Djaout
ISBN: 1-886913-54-4 / 978-1-886913-54-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ruminator Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   

Paperback Editions

September 2003 : USA Paperback
Title: The Watchers
Author(s): Tahar Djaout
ISBN: 1-886913-62-5 / 978-1-886913-62-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Ruminator Books
Availability: Amazon   Amazon UK   Amazon CA   



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