My Library

University LibraryCatalogue

Limit search to items available for borrowing or consultation
Result Page: Previous Next
Can't find that book? Try BONUS+
Look for full text

Search Discovery

Search CARM Centre Catalogue

Search Trove

Add record to RefWorks

Cover Art
Author Matar, Hisham, 1970-

Title In the country of men / Hisham Matar.

Published London : Penguin, 2012.


Location Call No. Status
 UniM Giblin Eunson  823.92 MATAR    DUE 07-11-19
Physical description 245 pages ; 20 cm
Summary "On a white-hot day in Tripoli, Libya, in the summer of 1979, nine-year-old Suleiman is shopping in the market square with his mother. His father is away on business - but Suleiman is sure he has just seen him, standing across the street in a pair of dark glasses. But why isn't he waving? And why doesn't he come over when he knows Suleiman's mother is falling apart?" "Whispers and fears intensify around Suleiman: his best friend's father disappears and is next seen being interrogated on state television; a man parks his car outside the house every day and asks strange questions; and his mother frantically burns his father's books. As Suleiman begins to wonder whether his father has disappeared for good, it feels as if the walls of his home will break with the secrets that are being held within."--BOOK JACKET.
Subject Children -- Fiction.
Betrayal -- Fiction.
Boys -- Libya -- Fiction.
Exiles -- Libya -- Fiction.
Libya -- History -- 1969- -- Fiction.
ISBN 9780241957073 (paperback)