Tomorrow They Won't Dare to Murder Us: A Novel

February 23, 2021
Tomorrow They Won't Dare to Murder Us: A Novel

Lyrical and radical, a debut novel that created asensation in FranceWinner of the Prix Goncourt for first novel, one of themost prestigious literary awards in FranceA young revolutionary plants a bomb in a factory on theoutskirts of Algiers during the Algerian War. The bomb is timed toexplode after work hours, so no one will be hurt. But theauthorities have been watching. He is caught, the bomb is defused,and he is tortured, tried in a day, condemned to death, and throwninto a cell to await the guillotine. A routine event, perhaps, in abrutal conflict that ended the lives of more than a million MuslimAlgerians.But what if the militant is a "pied-noir"? What if his lover wasa member of the French Resistance? What happens to a "European" whochooses the side of anti-colonialism?By turns lyrical, meditative, and heart-stoppingly suspenseful,this novel by Joseph Andras, based on a true story, was a literaryand political sensation in France, winning the Prix Goncourt forFirst Novel and being acclaimed by Le Monde as "vibrantly lyricaland somber" and by the journal La Croix as a "masterpiece".