The Return (Hardback)

Hisham Matar

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Shortlisted for the Baillie Gifford Prize and Costa Biography Award 2016, this is 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 heartbreaking, 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.


Product Details

  • Product code: AUHSD
  • ISBN: 9780670923335
  • Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
  • Format: Hardback
  • Dimensions: 14.1cm x 20.6cm
  • Pages: 288
  • Publish date: Thu Jun 30 00:00:00 BST 2016
  • Book points: 11

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