The Resource The Return

The Return

Label
The Return
Title
The Return
Statement of responsibility
Hisham Matar
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE IN BIOGRAPHY WINNER OF THE RATHBONES FOLIO PRIZE SHORTLISTED FOR THE BAILLIE GIFFORD PRIZE FOR NON-FICTION SHORTLISTED FOR THE COSTA BIOGRAPHY AWARDSHORTLISTED FOR THE NATIONAL BOOK CRITICS CIRCLE AWARD FOR AUTOBIOGRAPHYWINNER OF THE SLIGHTLY FOXED BEST FIRST BIOGRAPHY PRIZE ONE OF THE NEW YORK TIMES' TOP 10 BOOKS OF 2016 The Return is at once a universal and an intensely personal tale. It is an exquisite meditation on how history and politics can bear down on an individual life. And yet Hisham Matar's memoir isn't just about the burden of the past, but the consolation of love, literature and art. It is the story of what it is to be human.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, the fall of Gaddafi meant he was finally able to return to his homeland. In this moving memoir, the author takes us on an illuminating journey, both physical and psychological; a journey to find his father and rediscover his country
Summary
The award-winning author of Anatomy of a Disappearance describes his journey home to Libya after a 30-year absence due to his family's political exile and his father's kidnapping in Cairo, and his inextinguishable hopes that his father will be found alive
Tone
Writing style
Award
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2016
  • Pulitzer Prize for Biography or Autobiography, 2017.
Biography type
contains biographical information
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10516188
Cataloging source
DLC
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1970-
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Matar, Hisham
Dewey number
  • 823.92
  • 920
Index
no index present
Literary form
non fiction
Nature of contents
dictionaries
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True
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  • Biography & Autobiography
  • Nonfiction
Target audience
adult
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fathers, sons, and the land in between
Label
The Return
Instantiates
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:62ea6d9e-7e50-49aa-bf47-277f29d5c080
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
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True
Isbn
9780241966297
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True
Specific material designation
optical disk
Label
The Return
Publication
Control code
OVERDRIVE:62ea6d9e-7e50-49aa-bf47-277f29d5c080
Dimensions
4 3/4 in. or 12 cm.
Form of item
electronic
http://library.link/vocab/inputERC
True
Isbn
9780241966297
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
Specific material designation
optical disk

Library Locations

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