The Last Summer of Reason, found among assassinated Algerian writer Tahar Djaout's papers after his death, tells the elegant, haunting story of a bookseller's fight against radical fundamentalism.
This brief, intense novel is a powerful and timely indictment of terror and closed-mindedness throughout the world, and a fitting final statement from this acclaimed writer and tireless fighter for democracy.
Praise for the hardcover edition:
"One is reminded of how life-affirming and dangerous literature still can be." -- Minneapolis Star Tribune
"I hope . . . readers find Djaout's little book, even if it is filled with more questions than answers." -- USA Today
"An elegiac ode to literature and a furious protest against intolerance -- The New York Times Book Review