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Anatomy of Disappearance

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BookPaperback
247 pages
English
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Cover TextNuri is a young boy when his mother dies. It seems that nothing will fill the emptiness that her strange death leaves behind in the Cairo apartment he shares with his father. Until Mona. When Nuri first sees Mona, sitting in her bright yellow swimsuit by the pool of the Magda Marina holiday resort, the rest of the world vanishes. But it is Nuri's father with whom Mona falls in love and who she will eventually marry. And their happiness consumes Nuri to the point where he longs to get his father out of the way. However, Nuri will soon regret what he wished for. And, as he and his stepmother's world is shattered by events beyond their control, they both begin to realise how little they really knew about the man they loved. In a voice that is delicately wrought and beautifully tender, Hisham Matar asks, in his extraordinary novel, when a loved one disappears how does their absence shape the lives of those who are left?
SummaryIn a voice that is delicately wrought and beautifully tender, Hisham Matar asks, in his extraordinary new novel, when a loved one disappears how does their absence shape the lives of those who are left?
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ISBN/GTIN978-0-670-91807-2
Product TypeBook
BindingPaperback
Publisher
Publishing year2011
Publishing date01/07/2011
Pages247 pages
LanguageEnglish
SizeWidth 154 mm, Height 235 mm, Thickness 22 mm
Weight337 g
Article no.10914529
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Content/Review

CritiqueHaunting in every sense, Anatomy of a Disappearance is 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 The ability of fiction to convey injustice with a unique emotional power means that novels can change history ... Mr Matar is the writer who has done most to convey the reality of Col Gaddafi's Libya -- Financial Times Gideon Rachman This beautiful,...more

Author

Hisham Matar wurde 1970 in New York City geboren; seine Eltern stammen aus Libyen. Er wuchs in Tripolis und, nach der Emigration der Familie, in Kairo auf. Seit 1986 lebt Hisham Matar in London. Hisham Matars Debüt, das in 22 Sprachen übersetzt ist, wurde für die Shortlist des Man Booker Prize 2006 und des The Guardian First Book Award nominiert. 2007 wurde Hisham Matar ausgezeichnet mit dem Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, dem Commonwealth Writers' Prize, dem Premio Vallombrosa Gregor von Rezzori, dem Premio Internazionale Flaiano und dem Arab American Book Award. Im Jahr 2013 erhielt er den Blue Metropolis Al Majidi Ibn Dhaher Arab Prize.