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Anatomy of a Disappearance: A Novel
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        Hisham Matar was born in New York City to Libyan parents and spent his childhood first in Tripoli and then in Cairo. His first novel, In the Country of Men, was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize, the Guardian First Book Award, and the National Book Critics Circle Award. It won six international literary awards, including the Commonwealth Writers' Prize Best First Book award for Europe and South Asia, the Royal Society of Literature Ondaatje Prize, and the inaugural Arab American Book Award. It has been translated into twenty-eight languages. Matar lives in London and serves as an associate professor at Barnard College in New York City.

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This mesmerizing literary novel is written with all the emotional precision and intimacy that have won Hisham Matar tremendous international recognition. In a voice that is delicately wrought and beautifully tender, he asks: When a loved one disappears, how does that absence shape the lives of those who are left?

"A haunting novel, exquisitely written and psychologically rich."—The Washington Post

Nuri is a young boy when his mother dies. It seems that nothing will fill the emptiness her death leaves behind in the Cairo apartment he shares with his father—until they meet Mona, sitting in her yellow swimsuit by the pool of the Magda Marina hotel. As soon as Nuri sees Mona, the rest of the world vanishes. But it is Nuri's father with whom Mona falls in love and whom she eventually marries. Their happiness consumes Nuri to the point where he wishes his father would disappear. Nuri will, however, soon regret what he's wished for. When his father, a dissident in exile from his homeland, is abducted under mysterious circumstances, the world that Nuri and his stepmother share is shattered. And soon they begin to realize how little they knew about the man they both loved.

"At once a probing mystery of a father's disappearance and a vivid coming-of-age story . . . This novel is compulsively readable."—The Plain Dealer

"Studded with little jewels of perception, deft metaphors and details that illuminate character or set a scene."—The New York Times

"One of the most moving works based on a boy's view of the world."—Newsweek

"Elegiac . . . [Hisham Matar] writes of a son's longing for a lost father with heartbreaking acuity."—Newsday

Don't miss the conversation between Hisham Matar and Hari Kunzru at the back of the book.
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    "A haunting novel, exquisitely written and psychologically rich."--The Washington Post

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