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Anatomy of a Disappearance

(2011)
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Nuri is a young boy when his mother dies. It seems that nothing will fill the emptiness that her strange death leaves behind in the Cairo apartment he shares with his father. Until they meet Mona, sitting in her yellow swimsuit by the pool of the Magda Marina hotel. As soon as Nuri sees her, the rest of the world vanishes. But it is Nuri's father with whom Mona falls in love and whom she eventually marries. And their happiness consumes Nuri to the point where he wishes his father would disappear.

Nuri will, however, soon regret what he wished for. His father, long a dissident in exile from his homeland, is taken under mysterious circumstances. And, as the world that Nuri and his stepmother share is shattered by events beyond their control, they begin to realize how little they knew about the man they both loved.

Anatomy of a Disappearance
is written with all the emotional precision and intimacy that have won Hisham Matar tremendous international recognition. In a voice that is delicately wrought and beautifully tender, he asks: When a loved one disappears, how does their absence shape the lives of those who are left?

Genre: Literary Fiction

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August 2012 : USA Library Binding
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Title: Anatomy Of A Disappearance (Turtleback School & Library Binding Edition)
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October 2011 : USA Library Binding
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August 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance: A Novel
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March 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance
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March 2011 : USA Hardback
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Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance
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March 2017 : UK Paperback

Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0-241-98003-8 / 978-0-241-98003-3 (UK edition)
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August 2012 : USA Paperback
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Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance: A Novel
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ISBN: 0-385-34045-1 / 978-0-385-34045-8 (USA edition)
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April 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance
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ISBN: 0-14-305683-2 / 978-0-14-305683-6 (UK edition)
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March 2012 : UK Paperback
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Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0-14-102750-9 / 978-0-14-102750-0 (UK edition)
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February 2011 : USA Paperback
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Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0-670-91807-5 / 978-0-670-91807-2 (USA edition)
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Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance
Author(s): Hisham Matar
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June 2016 : UK Audio edition
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Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance
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August 2011 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance: A Novel
Author(s): Hisham Matar
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March 2011 : Canada Kindle edition
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Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance
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March 2011 : UK Kindle edition
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Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance
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