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In the Country of Men

(2006)
A novel by

 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)

"Exquisite . . . full of essential truths: the more you read the more you feel the childhood described in it is yours."
Nadeem Aslam


"A poignant story of a child exposed too early to the brutalities of Libyan politics."
J M Coetzee


"In the Country of Men understands that love - despite betrayal, grief, mistrust, rage, political terror - nevetheless remains love. "
Anne Michaels


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 - except that he is sure he has just seen his father, 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? From a breathtaking new talent comes an utterly gripping, incredibly 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; where his mother and uncle burn all his father's books when they know what an avid reader he is; and when 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 effort to save his family may end up betraying his friends, his parents and ultimately himself.

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Hardback Editions

February 2008 : USA Library Binding
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 1-60686-092-5 / 978-1-60686-092-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Perfection Learning
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July 2007 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men (Thorndike Core)
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0-7862-9641-0 / 978-0-7862-9641-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Thorndike Press
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January 2007 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0-385-34042-7 / 978-0-385-34042-7 (USA edition)
Publisher: The Dial Press
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October 2006 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: In The Country Of Men
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0-670-06549-8 / 978-0-670-06549-3 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Canada, Limited
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July 2006 : USA Hardback
thumbTitle: In The Country Of Men
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0-670-91639-0 / 978-0-670-91639-9 (USA edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men ( LARGE PRINT )
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 1-84632-608-7 / 978-1-84632-608-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: W F Howes Ltd.
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Paperback Editions

August 2015 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men (Penguin Essentials)
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0-241-97362-7 / 978-0-241-97362-2 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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December 2011 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0-241-95707-9 / 978-0-241-95707-3 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men: A Novel
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0-385-34043-5 / 978-0-385-34043-4 (USA edition)
Publisher: Dial Press Trade Paperback
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0-14-102703-7 / 978-0-14-102703-6 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0-14-305672-7 / 978-0-14-305672-0 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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February 2007 : UK Paperback
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0-14-103044-5 / 978-0-14-103044-9 (UK edition)
Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd
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July 2006 : USA Paperback
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 0-670-91643-9 / 978-0-670-91643-6 (USA edition)
Publisher: Viking
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Audio Editions

June 2016 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men
Author(s): Hisham Matar
Publisher: Penguin AudioBooks
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June 2016 : UK Audio edition
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men
Author(s): Hisham Matar
Publisher: Penguin AudioBooks
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May 2007 : USA Audio edition
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men
Author(s): Hisham Matar
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2007 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men: A Novel
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 1-4001-0418-1 / 978-1-4001-0418-5 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2007 : USA MP3 CD
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men: A Novel
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 1-4001-5418-9 / 978-1-4001-5418-0 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Audio
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April 2007 : USA Audio CD
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men: A Novel
Author(s): Hisham Matar
ISBN: 1-4001-3418-8 / 978-1-4001-3418-2 (USA edition)
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc
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Kindle Editions

September 2007 : Canada Kindle edition
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men
Author(s): Hisham Matar
Publisher: Penguin Canada
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March 2007 : UK Kindle edition
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men
Author(s): Hisham Matar
Publisher: Penguin
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January 2007 : USA Kindle edition
thumbTitle: In the Country of Men: A Novel
Author(s): Hisham Matar
Publisher: The Dial Press
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