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The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

Author: Matar, Hisham

Publisher: Knopf Canada

Format:Hardcover
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The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between : 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 regime's most notorious prison.

Now, the prisons are empty and little hope remains that Jaballa Matar will be found alive. Yet, as the author writes, hope is "persistent and cunning."

This book is a profoundly moving family memoir, a brilliant and affecting portrait of a country and a people on the cusp of immense change, and a disturbing and timeless depiction of the monstrous nature of absolute power.


Category   Subject
Family & Relationships   Family Relationships
Family & Relationships   Fatherhood
Biography & Autobiography   Personal Memoirs

ISBN 13:9780345807748
ISBN 10:034580774X
Format:Hardcover
Language:English
Pages:243
Size:8.58" l x 5.80" w x 0.96" h
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