First published 1946
Nano plot –
This is about a socially withdrawn man, who gets a call about death of his mother. After that point, series of events leads him to a pebelled path. Accidentally he commits a crime, which puts his life and into vicious spiral.
Author has imprinted each character very beautifully and reader feels than he can feel each emotion Meaursalt (main character) feels.
Depiction of emotions and mind chatter is realistic.
Story examines fate of an accused, who somehow becomes neglected part of the whole process. Many times you cannot choose your fate but you can choose how you react.
There is also deep emotions and many unanswered questions, which does not feel bad.
Good classic short novella, which is highly recommended.