In the Country of Last Things

In the Country of Last Things

Book - 1987
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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.

Publisher: New York : Viking, [1987]
ISBN: 9780140097054
9780670814459
0670814458
Characteristics: 188 p. ; 22 cm

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Aug 14, 2014

If you've read and loved other Paul Aster books, you're in for a treat. Don't read it if you're depressed though. It's so over-the-top dystopian bleak...but in a good way!

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