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The Resource In the Country of Men

In the Country of Men

Label
In the Country of Men
Title
In the Country of Men
Statement of responsibility
Hisham Matar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Nine-year-old Suleiman is just awakening to the wider world beyond the games on the hot pavement outside his home and beyond the loving embrace of his parents. He becomes the man of the house when his father goes away on business, but then he sees his father, standing in the market square in a pair of dark glasses. Suddenly the wider world becomes a frightening place where parents lie and questions go unanswered. Suleiman turns to his mother, who, under the cover of night, entrusts him with the secret story of her childhood
Summary
On a hot day in Tripoli in the summer of 1979, nine-year-old Suleiman spots his father, supposedly away on business, across from the market square and wearing dark glasses, the first portent of grave danger in a previously unsuspected world
Storyline
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • Commonwealth Writers' Prize, South Asia and Europe: Best First Book, 2007.
  • Library Journal Best Books, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
  • RSL Ondaatje Prize, 2007.
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
149269
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1970-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Hisham Matar
Dewey number
823.92
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
Fiction / Literary
Target audience
adult
Label
In the Country of Men
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004902
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780141902005
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
In the Country of Men
Publication
Control code
ODILO:034300004902
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780141902005
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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