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The return : fathers, sons and the land in between

Author: Hisham Matar
Publisher: London : Viking, 2016.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Biography : EnglishView all editions and formats
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This is an extraordinary memoir of a son's search for his father and the return to a homeland he never thought he'd see again. Hisham Matar was nineteen when his father was kidnapped and taken to prison in Libya. He would never see him again. He still does not know for certain whether his father is alive or dead. Twenty years later, after the fall of Gaddafi, Hisham was able to go back to his homeland for the first  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Autobiographies
Biography
History
Additional Physical Format: Ebook version :
Named Person: Hisham Matar; Hisham Matar
Material Type: Biography
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Hisham Matar
ISBN: 9780670923335 0670923338
OCLC Number: 956765624
Awards: Winner of Rathbones Folio Prize 2017
Short-listed for Costa Biography Award 2016
Short-listed for Baillie Gifford Prize for Non-Fiction 2016
Description: 1 volume ; 20 cm
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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