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In the Country of Men By Hisham Matar

In the Country of Men
by Hisham Matar

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On a white-hot day in Tripoli, Libya, in the summer of 1979, nine-year-old Suleiman is shopping in the market square with his mother. His father is away on business - but Suleiman is sure he has just seen him, standing across the street. This novel tells a tale from the point of view of a young boy growing up in a terrifying and bewildering world.
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In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar

On a white-hot day in Tripoli, Libya, in the summer of 1979, nine-year-old Suleiman is shopping in the market square with his mother. His father is away on business - but Suleiman is sure he has just seen him, standing across the street... From a breathtaking new talent comes an utterly gripping, emotional novel told from the point of view of a young boy growing up in a terrifying and bewildering world where his best friend's father disappears and is next seen on state television at a public execution; where a mysterious man sits outside the house all day and asks strange questions; and where it seems his father has finally disappeared for good. Soon the whispers and fears, secrets and lies will become so intense that Suleiman can bear them no longer and in his terrified efforts to save his family may end up betraying his friends, his parents and ultimately himself.

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In the Country of Men Reviews


Exquisite, so full of essential truths: the more you read the more you feel the childhood described in it is yours -- Nadeem Aslam, author of * Maps for Lost Lovers *
Exquisite, so full of essential truths: the more you read the more you feel the childhood described in it is yours -- Nadeem Aslam, author of * Maps for Lost Lovers *

About Hisham Matar


Born in New York to Libyan parents, Hisham Matar spent his childhood in Tripoli and Cairo and has lived most of his adult life in England. His debut novel In the Country of Men was published in twenty-nine languages and won numerous international prizes as well as being shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize and the Guardian First Book Award. His second novel, Anatomy of a Disappearance, was published to great acclaim in 2011. He lives in London and New York.

Additional information

GOR001160042
In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar
Hisham Matar
Penguin Essentials
Used - Very Good
Paperback
Penguin Books Ltd
2007-03-01
256
0141027037
9780141027036
Winner of The Commonwealth Writers Prize 2007 Winner of Ondaatje Prize 2007 Short-listed for National Book Critics Circle Awards: Fiction 2008 Short-listed for Booker Prize for Fiction 2006
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