In the Country of Last Things (Paperback)

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Description


From the author of the forthcoming 4 3 2 1:  A Novel – a spare, powerful, intensely visionary novel about the bare-bones conditions of survival

In a distant and unsettling future, Anna Blume is on a mission in an unnamed city of chaos and disaster. Its destitute inhabitants scavenge garbage for food and shelter, no industry exists, and an elusive government provides nothing but corruption. Anna wades through the filth to find her long-lost brother, a one-time journalist who may or may not be alive.

New York Times-bestselling author Paul Auster (The New York Trilogy) shows us a disturbing Hobbesian society in this dystopian, post-apocalyptic novel.

About the Author


Paul Auster is the bestselling author of 4 3 2 1Sunset ParkThe Book of IllusionsMoon Palace, and The New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006, he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature.  His other honors include the Prix Médicis étranger for Leviathan, the Independent Spirit Award for the screenplay of Smoke, the Los Angeles Times Book Prize for Burning Boy, and the Carlos Fuentes Prize for his body of work.  His most recent novel, 4 3 2 1, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize.  He is a member of the American Academy of Arts and Letters and is a Commandeur de l’Ordre des Arts et des Lettres. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

Praise For…


Praise for In the Country of Last Things:

“Powerful, enigmatic, imaginative, and handled with artistry. . .One of the better modern attempts at describing hell.”
The Washington Post Book World
 
“Reminiscent in many ways of Orwell’s 1984. . .Auster creates within these pages a place so real it could be our own country, perhaps our very own city.”
The Atlanta Journal Constitution

Praise for Paul Auster:

“One of the great American prose stylists of our time.”New York Times

“Auster really does possess the wand of the enchanter.”—New York Review of Books

“One of the great writers of our time.”San Francisco Chronicle

“Contemporary American writing at its best.”New York Times Book Review, on Invisible

“A literary original who is perfecting a hybrid genre of his own.”Wall Street Journal


Product Details
ISBN: 9780140097054
ISBN-10: 0140097058
Publisher: Penguin Books
Publication Date: May 2nd, 1988
Pages: 208
Language: English