In the country of men / Hisham Matar

Author(s): Matar, Hisham, 1970-
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Subjects: Boys--Libya--Fiction
Exiles--Libya--Fiction
Libya--Fiction
Formats: Print
Material Type: Books
Language: English
Audience: Unspecified
Edition: Dial Press Trade pbk. ed
Published: New York : Dial Press Trade Paperbacks, 2008, c2006
LC Classification: P, PR
Physical Description: 264 p. ; 21 cm
Notes: ISBN: 9780385340434 (pbk.)
ISBN: 0385340435 (pbk.)
Summary: In the Country of Men captures life in Libya in the wake of Muammar al-Qaddafi's revolution. Through the eyes of a nine-year-old boy named Suleiman, we watch a family struggle for survival in a climate of deadly political suspicion. Against a backdrop of innocent childhood rituals--playing games with his best friends, learning his country's history on visits to the ruins surrounding Tripoli--Suleiman is also awakened to dangers he cannot comprehend. When his father is brutally interrogated and his best friend's father disappears, Suleiman arrives at a crossroads that will shatter his understanding of home and homeland.--From publisher description
King library copy: purchased with monies from Bridging Cultures : Muslim Journeys Grant
Donation Info: Donor : Bridging Cultures : Muslim Journeys Grant
OCLC Number: 279263234
ISBN/ISSN: 9780385340434
0385340435