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The Resource The return : fathers, sons, and the land in between, Hisham Matar

The return : fathers, sons, and the land in between, Hisham Matar

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The return : fathers, sons, and the land in between
Title
The return
Title remainder
fathers, sons, and the land in between
Statement of responsibility
Hisham Matar
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
"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 Jaballah 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"--
Summary
The award-winning author of Anatomy of a Disappearance describes his journey home to Libya after a 30-year absence due to his family's political exile and his father's kidnapping in Cairo, and his inextinguishable hopes that his father will be found alive
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, 2017.
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10516188
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Matar, Hisham
Dewey number
  • 823/.92
  • B
Illustrations
maps
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Matar, Hisham
  • Authors, American
  • Matar, Hisham
  • Fathers and sons
  • BIOGRAPHY & AUTOBIOGRAPHY / Personal Memoirs
  • FAMILY & RELATIONSHIPS / Parenting / Fatherhood
Target audience
adult
http://bibfra.me/vocab/lite/titleRemainder
fathers, sons, and the land in between
Label
The return : fathers, sons, and the land in between, Hisham Matar
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trapdoor -- Black suit -- The sea -- The land -- Blo'thaah -- Poems -- Your health? : Your family? -- The truce and the Clementine -- The old man and his son -- The flag -- The last light -- Benghazi -- Another life -- The bullet -- Maximilian -- The campaign -- The dictator's son -- The good manners of vultures -- The speech -- Years -- The bones -- The patio
Control code
ocn930824991
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780812994827
Lccn
2015047925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026201094
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)930824991
Label
The return : fathers, sons, and the land in between, Hisham Matar
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Contents
Trapdoor -- Black suit -- The sea -- The land -- Blo'thaah -- Poems -- Your health? : Your family? -- The truce and the Clementine -- The old man and his son -- The flag -- The last light -- Benghazi -- Another life -- The bullet -- Maximilian -- The campaign -- The dictator's son -- The good manners of vultures -- The speech -- Years -- The bones -- The patio
Control code
ocn930824991
Dimensions
22 cm
Edition
First U.S. edition.
Extent
243 pages
Isbn
9780812994827
Lccn
2015047925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other control number
40026201094
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)930824991

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