The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between

The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between

Author: Matar, Hisham
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An extraordinary memoir of a son's search for his father and the return to a homeland he never thought he'd see again Hisham Matar was nineteen when his father was kidnapped and taken to prison in Libya. He would never see him again. Twenty-two years later, after the fall of Gaddafi, Hisham was finally able to return to his homeland for the first time. In this heart-breaking, illuminating memoir he describes his return to a country and a family he thought he would never see again. The Return is at once a universal and an intensely personal tale of loss. It is an exquisite meditation on history, politics and art. It's the story of what it is to be human. 'Matar is beginning to do for the Arab experience what the likes of Salman Rushdie have done for the sub-continent' - The Times
Book Title The Return: Fathers, Sons and the Land In Between
Author Matar, Hisham
An extraordinary memoir of a son's search for his father and the return to a homeland he never thought he'd see again Hisham Matar was nineteen when his father was kidnapped and taken to prison in Libya. He would never see him again. Twenty-two years later, after the fall of Gaddafi, Hisham was finally able to return to his homeland for the first time. In this heart-breaking, illuminating memoir he describes his return to a country and a family he thought he would never see again. The Return is at once a universal and an intensely personal tale of loss. It is an exquisite meditation on history, politics and art. It's the story of what it is to be human. 'Matar is beginning to do for the Arab experience what the likes of Salman Rushdie have done for the sub-continent' - The Times