In the Country of Last Things

Paperback | May 2, 1988

byPaul Auster

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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.

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Here is the story of Anna Blume, a woman who has come to an unnamed city in search of her brother. Her notebook recounts her quest in this cruel modern landscape, and through her anguished narrative, Auster presents a frightening vision of the future

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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 ma...

Paul Auster is the bestselling author of The New York Trilogy and many other critically acclaimed novels. He was awarded the Prince of Asturias Prize in 2006. His work has been translated into more than forty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.

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Format:PaperbackDimensions:208 pages, 7.7 × 5.1 × 0.6 inPublished:May 2, 1988Publisher:Penguin Publishing Group

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ISBN - 10:0140097058

ISBN - 13:9780140097054

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Rated 5 out of 5 by from why haven't you read this yet ??? ==good Art permits you to project unto it and understand it with your heart. ==this is GREAT ART. With the minimalist canvas Paul Auster draws out our soul unto his canvas and what you discover can be surprising. A must read.
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Here is the story of Anna Blume, a woman who has come to an unnamed city in search of her brother. Her notebook recounts her quest in this cruel modern landscape, and through her anguished narrative, Auster presents a frightening vision of the future