The Outsider, also known as The Stranger or L’Étranger, is a 1942 novel by French absurdist writer/philosopher Albert Camus. It is an existential tale that follows a man through the hot Algerian sun and the crime it pushed him to commit.

Cover Illustration. Linocut. 2010

Illustration 1. Linocut and Chine-collé. 2010

It was good and as if for fun, I let my head sink back into her stomach. She didn't say anything and I left it there.
I had the whole sky in my eyes and it was all blue and gold. I could feel Marie's stomach throbbing gently under the back of my neck.

Illustration 2. Linocut and Chine-collé. 2010

I realized that I'd destroyed the balance of the day and the perfect silence of this beach where I'd been happy.
And I fired four more times at a lifeless body and the bullets sank in without leaving a mark.
And it was like giving four sharp knocks at the door of unhappiness.

Illustration 3. Linocut and Chine-collé. 2010

But I'd so often be thinking about a woman, about women in general,
about all the ones I'd known and all the occasions when I'd loved them,
that my cell would fill with faces, the embodiments of my desires.