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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"--
Assigning source
Provided by publisher
Biography type
contains biographical information
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
LC call number
PR6113.A87
LC item number
Z46 2016
Literary form
non fiction
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Matar, Hisham
  • Authors, American
  • Matar, Hisham
  • Fathers and sons
  • Biographies
  • Travel writing
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
9780812994834
Lccn
2015047925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
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
9780812994834
Lccn
2015047925
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
Other physical details
map
System control number
(OCoLC)930824991

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