Hisham Matar – The Return

Hisham Matar’s third book, The Return, will be coming out in a few short months, on June 29th, and is already available for preorder online!

From the blurb over at Penguin’s website:

“An extraordinary memoir of a son’s search for his father and the return to a homeland he never thought he’d see again

Hisham Matar was nineteen when his father was kidnapped and taken to prison in Libya. He would never see him again. Twenty-two years later, after the fall of Gaddafi, Hisham was finally able to return to his homeland for the first time. In this heart-breaking, illuminating memoir he describes his return to a country and a family he thought he would never see again.

The Return is at once a universal and an intensely personal tale of loss. It is an exquisite meditation on history, politics and art. It’s the story of what it is to be human.”

For those who absolutely cannot wait to hear what Hisham Matar has to say, his long essay (also titled “The Return”) in the New Yorker recounts some of his return to Libya in 2012 and is definitely worth the read.

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