Sometimes a book makes a slow start. It is published, but hardly anyone notices the book. Maybe it is due to the publishing house, due to the publicity, or lack of it, due to a perceived obscurity of the place and/or the writer.
Then a larger publishing house takes over and the book is gathering speed and moving fast forward.
Kamel Daoud wrote his book Meursault, contre-enquête. It was published by s small publishing hose in Algeria. A slow start. Then a French publishing house took over and the novel gathered speed.
Here you find an interview with the writer Kamel Daoud on his novel and on Albert Camus, the Algerian writer.