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...
From a breathtaking new talent comes an utterly gripping, emotional novel told from the point of view of a young boy growing up in a terrifying and bewildering world where his best friend's father disappears and is next seen on state television at a public execution; where a mysterious man sits outside the house all day and asks strange questions; and where it seems his father has finally disappeared for good.
Soon the whispers and fears, secrets and lies will become so intense that Suleiman can bear them no longer and in his terrified efforts to save his family may end up betraying his friends, his parents and ultimately himself.
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Exquisite, so full of essential truths: the more you read the more you feel the childhood described in it is yours (Nadeem Aslam, Author Of Maps for Lost Lovers )From the Publisher:
In the Country of Men was shortlisted for the Man Booker Prize
2006 and the Guardian First Book Award 2006, and won the Commonwealth
Writers' Prize for Best First Book in the Europe and South Asia region.
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Book Description Penguin Books, 2008. Paperback. Book Condition: New. book. Bookseller Inventory # 0141027037
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