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In The First Man, Albert Camus tells the story of Jacques Cormery, a boy who lived a life much like his own. Camus summons up the sights, sounds, and textures of a childhood circumscribed by poverty and a father's death yet redeemed by the austere beauty of Algeria and the boy's attachment to his nearly deaf-mute mother. The result is a moving journey through the lost landscape of youth that also discloses the wellsprings of Camus's aesthetic powers and moral vision.

The First Man is a masterpiece, one of the most extraordinary evocations of childhood that exist in any language.

©1995 Alfred A. Knopf, Inc. (P)2019 Recorded Books

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Great Narration by Jefferson Mays

This was famously a work in progress and I feel it is more accessible than some of the writer’s other works. Jefferson Mays has such a great voice to accommodate the introspection of the autobiographical tone.

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The best story teller ever

I rediscovered Albert Camus and his understanding of humans in his stories reflecting all of us anywhere and every where. He makes us discovers us!

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Really Helped Me Relate to Camus

Camus' autobiographical character, Jacques, was super relatable for his intimate and raw rendering of poverty. This book is exceptional because it is less edited.