Books The Stranger by Albert Camus and Matthew Ward Paperback, 123 pages, Random House Inc, List Price: $12.95 | purchase close overlay Buy Featured Book TitleThe StrangerAuthorAlbert Camus and Matthew Ward Your purchase helps support NPR programming. How? Amazon iBooks Independent Booksellers Book Summary An ordinary man is unwittingly caught up in a senseless murder in Algeria Genres: Literary Fiction Fiction Also by Albert Camus Exile and the Kingdom Algerian Chronicles The Plague Facebook Twitter Google+ Email NPR stories about The Stranger PG-13: Risky Reads Albert Camus' Poker-Faced 'Stranger' Became A Much Needed Friend August 10, 2014 At age 14, author Aaron Gwyn was lonely and angry. His dad was dead. His mom was addicted to pills. Then he discovered The Stranger, a novel of absurdity and detachment. Somehow, it helped him deal.