27 July, 2016
Author: Hisham Matar
Genre: Letters Diaries
Category: New Books
Recommended by bookseller Andrew Turton:
This moving, beautifully written memoir is the story of Hisham Matar’s return to Libya. Matar embarks on a quest to discover the truth about what really happened to his father, who he has not seen since he was abducted from their family home in Egypt and imprisoned in Libya over twenty years earlier. Through conversations and meetings with family and friends, Matar constructs a memoir of love and loss that also vividly illuminates Libya’s recent tormented history.