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Anatomy of a Disappearance

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Language  English
Media type  Print (Hardback
Author  Hisham Matar
Publisher  Viking Press
OCLC  701440455
3.4/5 Goodreads

Publication date  3 March 2011
Originally published  3 March 2011
Genre  Novel
Country  United Kingdom
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Pages  256 pp (first edition, hardback)
ISBN  978-0-670-91651-1 (first edition, hardback)
Novels  In the Country of Men, The Egyptologist, The Western Lands, The Alexandria Link, Clea

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Anatomy of a Disappearance is the second novel by the award-winning Libyan writer Hisham Matar, first published in 2011 by Viking, an imprint of Penguin Books.

Contents

Plot summary

The book follows the story of Nuri, a teenager living in exile with his family in Cairo. After the sudden death of his mother, he also loses his father Kamal Pasha el-Alfi who disappears in mysterious circumstances in Switzerland, and it becomes obvious that he was abducted by the regime of their country (which is never named). The young Nuri tries to come to terms with the disappearance of his father while he is living in London.

Characters

  • Nuri el-Alfi - the young teenage narrator
  • Kamal Pasha el-Alfi "Baba" "Father" - Nuri's father
  • Ihsan "Mother" - Nuri's mother
  • Mona - Nuri's Stepmother
  • Taleb - Kamal Pasha's best friend
  • Hydar - Kamal Pasha's best friend
  • Naima - el-Alfi's young Egyptian maid
  • Hass - Kamal Pasha's Swiss confidant
  • Fadhil - Nuri's uncle
  • Salwa - Nuri's aunt
  • Souad - Nuri's aunt
  • Reviews

  • The Guardian - Hermione Lee
  • The Independent - David Mattin
  • The Daily Mail - Clare Colvin
  • Financial Times - Ángel Gurría-Quintana
  • The National - Luke Kennard
  • The Observer - Tim Adams
  • References

    Anatomy of a Disappearance Wikipedia


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