In the Country of Last Things

In the Country of Last Things

By Paul Auster

Penguin Books, Paperback, 9780140097054, 188pp.

Publication Date: May 1988

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.

About the Author
Paul Auster is the bestselling author of Oracle Night, The Book of Illusions, and Timbuktu. I Thought My Father Was God, the NPR National Story Project anthology, which he edited, was also a national bestseller. His work has been translated into thirty languages. He lives in Brooklyn, New York.