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In the Country of Men - A Novel (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition) Loot Price: R522
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In the Country of Men - A Novel (Standard format, CD, Unabridged edition)

Hisham Matar; Narrated by Stephen Hoye

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Libya, 1979. Nine-year-old Suleiman's days are circumscribed by the narrow rituals of childhood: outings to the ruins surrounding Tripoli, games with friends played under the burning sun, exotic gifts from his father's constant business trips abroad. But his nights have come to revolve around his mother's increasingly disturbing bedside stories full of old family bitterness. And then one day Suleiman sees his father across the square of a busy marketplace, his face wrapped in a pair of dark sunglasses. Wasn't he supposed to be away on business yet again? Why is he going into that strange building with the green shutters? Why did he lie?
Suleiman is soon caught up in a world he cannot hope to understand-where the sound of the telephone ringing becomes a portent of grave danger; where his mother frantically burns his father's cherished books; where a stranger full of sinister questions sits outside in a parked car all day; where his best friend's father can disappear overnight, next to be seen publicly interrogated on state television.
"In the Country of Men" is a stunning depiction of a child confronted with the private fallout of a public nightmare. But above all, it is a debut of rare insight and literary grace.

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Imprint: Tantor Media Inc.
Country of origin: United States
Release date: April 2007
First published: 2007
Authors: Hisham Matar
Narrators: Stephen Hoye
Dimensions: 125 x 135 x 25mm (L x W x T)
Format: CD  Standard format
Disks: 7
Running time: 480 minutes
Edition: Unabridged edition
ISBN-13: 978-1-4001-0418-5
Categories: Books > Fiction > General & literary fiction > Modern fiction
LSN: 1-4001-0418-1
Barcode: 9781400104185

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