The Return (Pulitzer Prize Winner): Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between

By | October 16, 2019
The Return (Pulitzer Prize Winner): Fathers, Sons and the Land in Between Author Hisham Matar
ISBN-10 0812985087
ISBN-13 9780812985085
Year 2017-04-04
Pages 272
Language English
Publisher Random House Trade Paperbacks
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WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE The acclaimed memoir about fathers and sons a legacy of loss and ultimately healingone of The New York Times Book Reviews ten best books of the year winner of the PEN Jean Stein Book Award and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize NAMED ONE OF THE BEST BOOKS OF THE YEAR BY Michiko Kakutani The New York Times The Washington Post The Guardian Financial Times When Hisham Matar was a nineteen year old university student in England his father went missing under mysterious circumstances Hisham would never see him again but he never gave up hope that his father might still be alive Twenty two years later he returned to his native Libya in search of the truth behind his fathers disappearance The Return is the story of what he found there The Pulitzer Prize citation hailed The Return as a first person elegy for home and father Transforming his personal quest for answers into a brilliantly told universal tale of hope and resilience Matar has given us an unforgettable work with a powerful human question at its core How does one go on living in the face of unthinkable loss Praise for The ReturnA tale of mighty love loyalty and courage It simply must be read The Spectator U K Wise and agonizing and thrilling to read Zadie Smith An eloquent memoir at once a suspenseful detective story about a writer investigating his fathers fate and a sons efforts to come to terms with his fathers ghost who has haunted more than half his life by his absence Michiko Kakutani The New York Times This outstanding book roves back and forth in time with a freedom that conceals the intricate precision of its art The Wall Street Journal Truly remarkable a book with a profound faith in the consolations of storytelling a testament to Matars father his family and his country The Daily Telegraph U K The Return is a riveting book about love and hope but it is also a moving meditation on grief and loss Likely to become a classic Colm Tibn Matars evocative writing and his early traumas call to mind Vladimir Nabokov The Washington Post Utterly riveting The Boston Globe A moving unflinching memoir of a family torn apart Kazuo Ishiguro The Guardian Beautiful The Return for all the questions it cannot answer leaves a deep emotional imprint Newsday A masterful memoir a searing meditation on loss exile grief guilt belonging and above all family It is as well a study of the shapingand breakingof the bonds between fathers and sons This is writing of the highest quality The Sunday Times U K

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