Anatomy of A Disappearance

Anatomy of A Disappearance

Large Print - 2011
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After his mother's death, Nuri and his exile father live a life of strange emptiness in their Cairo apartment with only the occasional hint of the father's risky political activities intruding. Then they meet Mona. The young, beautiful half-English, half-Arab woman sitting by the pool of the Magda Marina Hotel transfixes both the father and Nuri, but the life the three create is shattered when the father disappears.
Publisher: Thorndike, Me. : Center Point Pub., 2011.
ISBN: 9781611731811
161173181X
Branch Call Number: LGPRINT FICTION Matar Hisham 10/2011
Characteristics: 236 p. (large print) ;,22 cm.

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bibliobelle
Sep 10, 2018

Very moving. His search for his father and attempts to find out exactly what had happened to him in prison. Ongoing campaign of advocacy and meetings with politician's and his family and friends to piece together the truth.

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Pisinga
Oct 03, 2017

It is true, as it is written on the cover of this book, that every time after postponing the reading, I wanted to immediately to continue reading... But, in the end, there is no denouement; there is no unraveling of knots, only hints on it. The whole book you’re waiting for answers to the questions, and in the end it turns out that only a part of them was answered, and even that was not a straightforward answer.
The author tries to inspire to reader, the idea of “what good man was the protagonist’s father, what a worthy one.” But after you learn some facts from his life, there is a conclusion that he was not all so wonderful human been, at least in his attitude towards women who loved him.

donnabell Jun 06, 2013

Story of dissappearnace - strange & a bit confusing.

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uncommonreader
May 02, 2012

This is the story of a young boy whose mother dies and whose father remarries a young woman. The father is abducted. Similar in theme to "In the Country of Men".

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Eil_1
Mar 17, 2012

I dragged myself through this book to its conclusion. Father disappearing and seeming to to nowhere. Would not recommed this book - what was the point to it all?

debwalker Apr 29, 2011

Exiled Libyan author Matar follows Booker finalist debut with Anatomy of a Disappearance, set against the backdrop of the underground democracy movement in Libya.

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