|Pages/Publication Date:||272 / 2017|
When Hisham Matar was a 19-year-old university student in England, his father went missing under mysterious circumstances. Matar would never see him again, but he never gave up hope that his father might still be alive. Twenty-two years later, he returned to his native Libya—where his father had been a political dissident under the Qaddafiregime—in search of the truth behind the disappearance. This Pulitzer Prize-winning memoir is Matar's soul-searching account of what he and his family experienced there, and an eye-opening look at a nation and a people on the cusp of change.