Anatomy of a Disappearance

Anatomy of a Disappearance

by Hisham Matar

Paperback / softback Publication Date: 29/03/2012

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'A fable of loss, and an often troubling meditation on fathers and sons. Matar is writing from the heart' Observer

In Egypt, Nuri, a teenage boy, falls in love with Mona - the woman his father will marry. Consumed with longing, Nuri wants to get his father out of the way - to take his place in Mona's heart. But when his father disappears, Nuri regrets what he wished for. Alone, he and Mona search desperately for the man they both love. Only for Nuri to discover a silence he cannot break and unimaginable secrets his father never wanted him to know.

'Hisham Matar is a master of the evocative; he creates his effects, on the page and on our nervous system with the fewest and most telling words. I was spellbound' Ahdaf Soueif

'Haunting in every sense. An absorbing novel that finds its eloquence in what is left unsaid and its most vivid imagery in what has been lost, possibly for ever' Sunday Times

'I was moved and very impressed' Roddy Doyle

'Each time I had to put it down I couldn't wait to get back to it' Michael Frayn
ISBN:
9780141027500
9780141027500
Category:
Contemporary fiction
Format:
Paperback / softback
Publication Date:
29-03-2012
Language:
English
Publisher:
Penguin Books Ltd
Country of origin:
United Kingdom
Pages:
256
Dimensions (mm):
198x129x16mm
Weight:
0.18kg
Hisham Matar

Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents and spent his childhood first in Tripoli and then in Cairo. He is the author of two novels, In the Country of Men and Anatomy of a Disappearance and a work of non-fiction, The Return. In the Country of Men was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Guardian First Book Award and the National Critics Book Circle Award in the US and won six international literary awards. The Return won a Pulitzer Prize for non-fiction and the Folio Prize and was shortlisted for several other awards around the world including the Baillie Gifford Prize for non-fiction. Hisham Matar lives in London.

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