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In the Country of Last Things is Paul Auster's dystopian future; a tense and compelling novel, '[a]s harrowing and intellectually playful as Beckett . . .' (Time Out) --This text refers to an alternate Paperback edition.
Paul Auster is the best-selling author of Winter Journal, Sunset Park, Man in the Dark, The Brooklyn Follies, The Book of Illusions, The New York Trilogy, among many other works. In 2006 he was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize for Literature and inducted into the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Among his other honours are the Independent Spirit Award for the screenplay of Smoke and the Prix Medicis Etranger for Leviathan. He has also been short-listed for both the International IMPAC Dublin Literary Award (The Book of Illusions) and the PEN/Faulkner Award for Fiction (The Music of Chance). His work has been translated into more than thirty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A dystopian novel set in a crumbling city in the not-too-distant future, 'In the Country of Last Things' is narrated by Anna, a young woman who left her comfortable existence to... Read morePublished 9 months ago by BookWorm
arrived very speedily and in good condition,Paul Auster is a very accomplished writer I thoroughly enjoy his booksPublished 12 months ago by wendy darling
A faithful reader of all of Auster's books, it's this one that I felt takes one into an unspeakable inner as well as outer darkness - though not one that can still be valuable to... Read morePublished on 13 Sept. 2013 by Amazon Customer
This book is a page turner which has real strong imagery. The reader feels like that they are really there , in this completely unknown place and Austers' description of the... Read morePublished on 30 July 2013 by claire ionta
This novel starts out as a travelogue. A vague sense of anticipated dread accompanies Anna during her sea voyage on board a utilitarian vessel to a city where William, her brother... Read morePublished on 2 Jun. 2012 by Jenny Harding
I finished this book on the train yesterday and, like all of Auster's books, I wanted to immediately turn the book over and start again. Read morePublished on 19 Jan. 2012 by Hayden Westfield-Bell
dark and harrowing but imaginative and prescient considering it was written over 20 years ago and still is not at all out of datePublished on 7 Jan. 2010 by June
In the Country of Last Things is a stark & compelling vision of the future where a government's only real contribution to society is ensuring the corpses are swept clear from the... Read morePublished on 23 Oct. 2009 by M. Khan