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Tomorrow They Won't Dare to Murder Us by Joseph Andras
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Feb 23, 2021 | ISBN 9781788738712

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“Joseph Andras writes with the swiftness of lightning. In vivid strokes, he illuminates both the interiority of a courageous man facing death for his convictions and the devastation wreaked by French colonialism in Algeria. The moral and political urgency, as well as the depth of the tragedy, still resonates in Andras’s powerful account of the life and death of Fernand Iveton.”
—Viet Thanh Nguyen, author of The Committed

“Deeply affecting … A remarkable book.”
Morning Star

“Pithy … In Leser’s translation, Andras’s prose is like the films of Jean-Pierre Melville, by turns raw and atmospheric, philosophical and hard-boiled.”
—Matt Hartman, Protean Magazine

“As cogent as it is compelling.”
—Jeremy Garber, PowellsBooks.Blog

“Remarkable and original … a short book that leaves a deep impression.”
New Internationalist

Tomorrow They Won’t Dare to Murder Us subverts colonial morality and interrogates a philosophical dilemma that is still very much alive in our contemporary consciousness: how can Western powers torture, incarcerate, and execute ‘terrorists’ without first reckoning with their own relentless, centuries-long terrorism? And who is to determine which side serves justice and which perishes?”
—Brady Brickner-Wood, Ploughshares

“Tightly coiled … Andras is fastidious about adhering to the known facts. His restraint is commendable.”
Literary Review

“Vivid … Iveton not only becomes a historical symbol, but reanimated as a flesh-and-blood man who loved and was loved back.”
—Rebecca Liu, Prospect

“Electrifying … Tomorrow They Won’t Dare to Murder Us insists on plumbing the thorniest details of history’s scandal, suggesting—convincingly—that certain truths are best revealed in fiction.”
—Kaiama L. Glover, New York Times

“Andras delivers a brisk, angry slap of outraged idealism … Powerful.”
—Boyd Tonkin, Spectator

“A stunning book.”
Lucy Writers

“Andras brings the story [of Fernand Iveton] back to life with painful immediacy and palpable urgency.”
The Arts Desk

Tomorrow They Won’t Dare to Murder Us is a compact narrative with an elevated pulse and a singular purpose—to show how an unexceptional person may act exceptionally when oppression is too threatening to one’s community to ignore … [Andras’] prose is lucid, unsparing but also animated by a certain poised affection for its oppressed characters. [His] unfussy, vivid phrasing may evoke the style of another Algeria-based novel—namely Camus’ L’etranger.”
—Ron Slate, On the Seawall

“An intense portrait of a moment in history … in an equally intense and lyrical translation by Simon Leser … a powerful book.”
Lunate Fiction

“A clear-eyed recreation of postwar Communism and the armed battle against tyranny, shot through with intense prose and insight into the characters’ inner lives.”
—Publishers Weekly

“A promising debut … Andras revives a lost moment in history.”
—Kirkus Reviews

“[Tomorrow They Won’t Dare to Murder Us] is just 137 pages long, but every one of them is taut and fraught, a nightmare of noble intentions gone horribly wrong.”
James Tarmy, Bloomberg Businessweek (“The 14 Books to Put on Your Reading List This Spring”)

“Short, intense, the best book I’ve read this month.”
David Mills, Sunday Times

“Editors’ Choice from New York Times Book Review.”

“A modern J’Accuse that puts the state in the dock … condemnatory and heartfelt.”
Sanjay Sipahimalani, Money Control

Tomorrow They Won’t Dare to Murder Us is a lean, mean slab of righteous radicalism and unjust retribution. A consummate novelist, Joseph Andras is a talent not to be ignored.”

“Subtle, concise, evocative, and poetic.”
Ron Jacobs, CounterPunch

“Structured around the events of a few bleak months, the circumstances, both personal and political, that led Iveton to his predicament are revealed in flashbacks that are seamlessly inserted into the text.”
Mark Rappolt, ArtReview

Declan O’Driscoll, Irish Times

“An austerely compelling account of the capture, trial and execution … Andras’s bleak account is leavened by passages of vibrant lyricism.”
Laura Garmeson, Times Literary Supplement

“Andras’s novel reaches for imaginative inner connections and syntheses across scale and time. He is no stranger to sociological contradiction, nor to psychological complexity.”
—Jeffery R. Webber, Spectre

“Like the love child of Camus’ The Stranger and Gillo Pontecorvo’s The Battle of Algiers: elemental, brutal and calm all at the same time.”
—Ryne Clos, Spectrum Culture

“Tender and beautiful.”
—Sean Sheehan, The Prisma

“A short, very simply but beautifully written book.”
Irish Marxist Review

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