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In the Country of Men

(2006)
A novel by

 
 
Awards
The Man Booker Prize Best Novel (nominee)
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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"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


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February 2008 : USA Library Binding
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Title: In the Country of Men
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July 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: In the Country of Men (Thorndike Core)
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January 2007 : USA Hardback
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Title: In the Country of Men
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October 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: In The Country Of Men
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July 2006 : USA Hardback
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Title: In The Country Of Men
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January 2006 : UK Hardback
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Title: In the Country of Men ( LARGE PRINT )
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August 2015 : UK Paperback
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Title: In the Country of Men (Penguin Essentials)
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ISBN: 0-241-97362-7 / 978-0-241-97362-2 (UK edition)
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December 2011 : UK Paperback
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Title: In the Country of Men (Penguin Essentials)
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February 2008 : USA Paperback
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Title: In the Country of Men: A Novel
Author(s): Hisham Matar
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March 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: In the Country of Men (Penguin Essentials)
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September 2007 : UK Paperback
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Title: In the Country of Men
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February 2007 : UK Paperback
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July 2006 : USA Paperback
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Title: In the Country of Men
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June 2016 : USA Audio edition
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April 2007 : USA Audio CD
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April 2007 : USA Audio CD
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Title: In the Country of Men: A Novel
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January 2007 : USA Kindle edition
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Title: In the Country of Men: A Novel
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