Anatomy of A Disappearance

Anatomy of A Disappearance

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Nuri is a young boy when his mother dies. It seems that nothing will fill the emptiness her strange death leaves behind. Until Mona.

When Nuri first sees Mona, the rest of the world vanishes. But it is Nuri's father with whom Mona falls in love and whom she will eventually marry. Their happiness consumes Nuri to the point at which he longs to get his father out of the way. However, Nuri will soon regret what he wished for. As the world he shares with his stepmother is shattered by events beyond their control, they both begin to realize how little they really knew about the man they loved.

In a delicately wrought and beautifully tender voice, Hisham Matar's extraordinary new novel asks, When a loved one disappears how does his or her absence shape the lives of those who are left?

Publisher: Toronto : Penguine Group Canada, 2011
ISBN: 9780143185918
Characteristics: 1 online resource (247 p.)

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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.

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".

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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