Anatomy of a Disappearance - Hisham Matar Reviews
Description:ISBN 9780670916511 / Genre: Fiction / Author: Hisham Matar / Hardcover / 256 Pages / Book is published 2011-03-03 by Viking
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by - written on 20/07/11, updated on 20/01/12 (Very useful, 22 readings)
When Nuri was 14, his father disappeared. Looking back nearly 40 years later, he still doesn't know why. This is a story of coming of age, of different types of love and desire, of loss and of the difficulty of moving on when you don't know what has happened. It is also a story of deceptions and lies. Matar was brought up in Tripoli and Cairo by his Libyan parents - his own father disappeared and was imprisoned in 1990, and like Nuri, he doesn't know if his father is alive or dead. His novel clearly draws on autobiographical elements but there are big differences too, and I think readers should not assume this novel to be a memoir. Anatomy of a ... Read the complete review
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