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In the Country of Last Things

Auster, Paul

(Book - 1988)
Average Rating: 4 stars out of 5.
In the Country of Last Things
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"In the country of last things the masses are homeless, theft is so rampant it is no longer a crime, and death--by arranging either a suicide or assassination--is the only way out. Anna Blume comes to an unnamed city in search of her brother. In her struggle to survive, Anna becomes a scavenger in search of objects from the past to sell for food and shelter. But she will also find friendship--and even love--in this devastated world."--P. [4] of cover.
Publisher: New York : Penguin Books, 1988, c1987
ISBN: 0140097058
9780140097054
Branch Call Number: FICTION AUSTER 1988
Characteristics: 188 p. ;,20 cm

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"In the country of last things the masses are homeless, theft is so rampant it is no longer a crime, and death--by arranging either a suicide or assassination--is the only way out. Anna Blume comes to an unnamed city in search of her brother. In her struggle to survive, Anna becomes a scaven... Read More »

"In the country of last things the masses are homeless, theft is so rampant it is no longer a crime, and death--by arranging either a suicide or assassination--is the only way out. Anna Blume comes to an unnamed city in search of her brother. In her struggle to survive, Anna becomes a scaven... Read More »


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Aug 14, 2014
  • rationallady rated this: 4.5 stars out of 5.

If you've read and loved other Paul Aster books, you're in for a treat. Don't read it if you're depressed though. It's so over-the-top dystopian bleak...but in a good way!

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