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OCT book: The Return by H. Matar (Libya)

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The Return: Fathers, Sons, and the Land in Between by Hisham Matar

Winner of the Pulitzer Price in Biography, winner and shortlisted for numerous awards. One of the New York Times TOP 10 books of Protected content .

This is a memoir which centers on Matar's return to his native Libya in Protected content search for the truth behind the Protected content of his father, a prominent political dissident of the Gaddafi regime.

The Return is at once a universal and an intensely personal tale. It is an exquisite meditation on how history and politics can bear down on an individual life. And yet Hisham Matar's memoir isn't just about the burden of the past, but the consolation of love, literature and art. It is the story of what it is to be human.

'A beautifully-written memoir that skillfully balances a graceful guide through Libya's recent history with the author's dogged quest to find his father' Barack Obama