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Algerian Playwright's Novel Centers on Post-9/11 Theme

The Last Night of a Damned Soul, the first novel by Algerian playwright Slimane Benaissa to be translated into English, follows a young Arab-American man's entanglement in a terrorist plot. Hear reviewer Alan Cheuse.

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Alan Cheuse died on July 31, 2015. He had been in a car accident in California earlier in the month. He was 75. Listen to NPR Special Correspondent Susan Stamburg's retrospective on his life and career.