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Camus was working on this novel, an autobiographical coming-of-age story, when he died in 1960.
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc.
YA?This autobiographical novel was found in the car wreckage that killed the author 34 years ago. Through it, today's teens are given a glimpse of Camus's Algerian childhood. In the story, the protagonist, Jacques Cormery, lives in a variety of concurrent worlds. His much-loved, deaf-mute mother and illiterate, tyrannical grandmother provide him with a secure, though poverty-stricken family life. The sea and countryside provide him with a rich, sensuous play life while the lycee challenges him intellectually. Jacques's thoughts and adventures are enriched by the vividly drawn settings?the oppressive gray heat of summer, the feel of the sea and sun, the vision of crowded bodies on the trolley. YAs will find the story accessible and may be surprised at the universality of emotions expressed. Readers seeking a quiet guide through the deepest reaches of another spirit will gain further understanding of the human condition.?Barbara Hawkins, Oakton High School, Fairfax, VA
Copyright 1996 Reed Business Information, Inc. --This text refers to an out of print or unavailable edition of this title.
A very sincerely written book. It a great loss that Albert Camus died before accomplishing this wonderful book.Published 4 months ago by Roger Tavor
Thankfully relieved it was the right version for my English classPublished 7 months ago by Jonathan C.
Not sure why, but i love reading Camus. Many of his books are a must read, this is one of them.Published 9 months ago by Mark Anderson
The world had to wait so long for this autobiography by Camus to be published. It was well worth the wait, and contains all the warmth and humanity attributed to the man himself. Read morePublished 11 months ago by Helene Bailey
So moving. I read Camus many years ago and will now re read him.Published 12 months ago by carogwynllew
I bought the book when it seemed like easy answers might be harvested from what is on the mind of those who died in the process of writing something that tried to capture a past... Read morePublished 15 months ago by Bruce P. Barten
I'm still working my way through this...
Having read the Camus canon it took some mental adjustment to be open to what he writes here...I first read him when I was 17... Read more
If one likes to lurk about unknown corners of other countries, this then is a real walk around the block! Very mysterious and exciting.Published 20 months ago by ima J. Pastula PhD