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The return : fathers, sons, and the land in between

Author: Hisham Matar
Publisher: [London, UK] : Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books, 2016. ©2016
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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"In 2012, after the overthrow of Qaddafi, the acclaimed novelist Hisham Matar journeys to his native Libya after an absence of thirty years. When he was twelve, Matar and his family went into political exile. Eight years later Matar's father, a former diplomat and military man turned brave political dissident, was kidnapped from the streets of Cairo by the Libyan government and is believed to have been held in the  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Biographies
Biography
Travel writing
Named Person: Hisham Matar; Hisham Matar; Hisham Matar
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0670923338 9780670923335 9780670923342 0670923346
OCLC Number: 920819180
Awards: Costa Biography Award, Shortlist 2016.
Description: 280 pages : map ; 24 cm
Contents: Trapdoor --
Black suit --
The sea --
The land --
Blo'thaah --
Poems --
Your health? Your family? --
The truce and the clementine --
The old man and his son --
The flag --
The last light --
Benghazi --
Another life --
The bullet --
Maximilian --
The campaign --
The dictator's son --
The good manners of vultures --
The speech --
Years --
The bones --
The patio.
Responsibility: Hisham Matar.

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A memoir of a son's search for his father and the return to a homeland he never thought he'd see again. This is a personal tale of loss. It deals with history, politics and art. It's about what it is  Read more...

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What a brilliant book. The Return reads as easily as a thriller, but is a story that will stick; a person is lost but gravity and resonance remain -- Hilary Mantel It is likely to become a classic. Read more...

 
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