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The Resource In the country of men, Hisham Matar

In the country of men, Hisham Matar

Label
In the country of men
Title
In the country of men
Statement of responsibility
Hisham Matar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"Ultimately, this is a novel most concerned with relationships between people - friends, spouses, comrades, and, particularly, parents and their children. Matar movingly charts the ways in which love endures in situtations of great represasion, but salso shows how repression threatens everything, even love, putting relationships under a strain that can be unendurable ... Whatever his subject, Matar writes beautifully"--Bookjacket
Summary
On a hot day in Tripoli in the summer of 1979, nine-year-old Suleiman spots his father, supposedly away on business, across from the market square and wearing dark glasses, the first portent of grave danger in a previously unsuspected world
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South Asia and Europe: Best First Book, 2007.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
  • RSL Ondaatje Prize, 2007.
Awards note
Shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize; A National Book Critics Circle Award finalist.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
149269
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matar, Hisham
Dewey number
823/.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
novels
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Libya
  • Boys
  • Exiles
  • Boys
  • Exiles
  • Libya
Target audience
adult
Label
In the country of men, Hisham Matar
Instantiates
Publication
Note
Novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm71173926
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Dial Press hardcover ed.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780385340427
Lccn
2006050649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)71173926
Label
In the country of men, Hisham Matar
Publication
Note
Novel
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm71173926
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
Dial Press hardcover ed.
Extent
246 pages
Isbn
9780385340427
Lccn
2006050649
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)71173926

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