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  • Title: Anatomy of a Disappearance
  • Author: Hisham Matar
  • ISBN: 9780385340441
  • Page: 200
  • Format: Hardcover
  • 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 loNuri 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
    Anatomy of a Disappearance 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 sitti

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    1. Nuri is eight when his mother dies A few years later at a resort where he is staying with his father, he meets Mona, a woman eleven years his elder, who he develops a fascination with that last years His father, an ex finance minister, whose life is in danger after Gaddafi takes control of his country, had already moved his family to Cairo He will marry Mona to give the young Nuri a mother He will eventually be disappeared, whereabouts unknown and Nuri will spend his life wondering what has happ [...]

    2. NESSUNO AL MONDONuri, l io narrante di questo romanzo, racconta la sua vita tra gli otto e i 25 anni.Ma se adesso dovessi descriverlo, dire perch si comporta come si comporta, cosa sente a parte la lapalissiana mancanza del padre , non ci riuscirei, andrei un po di qua e un po di l , farei confusione e non saprei centrare il fulcro.Non avrei pi successo con Mona, oppure provando a descrivere il grande assente, il padre.Men che meno con la madre morta.Forse, mi andrebbe meglio con Naima, ma solo [...]

    3. I was fascinated with this spare yet elegantly written coming of age novel because so much of the story parallels the author, Hisham Matar s own life In this semi autobiographical story, Nuri, a young boy of 14 years, loses his father a diplomat and dissident living in political exile in Egypt when he is suddenly abducted and disappeared by some unnamed foreign government The novel recounts the next 10 years of Nuri s life as he uncovers pieces of his father s mysterious past and attempts to com [...]

    4. My father is a quite type, you will always see him sitting in a sofa watching television or sitting in the near bench He never cared of his surroundings or maybe I m too heartless to share his feelings I live with that kind of situation and never regret that I have a father like him I lived closely with my mom and siblings and if you ask me, I used to having my mom at my side than sitting with my quite father.Anatomy of Disappearance is written by Hisham Matar, a Libyan author and shortlisted fo [...]

    5. I m really charmed On every page I was torn between turning the page quickly to know what happens next, and slowing down so that I can enjoy it for longer The language is so intense, so condensed distilled is a better description , yet so elegant.

    6. Is it possible to be enthralled by the writing and yet left wanting by the story of a book Of course it is and that s what happened for me with Anatomy of a Disappearance The story centers around Nuri, who is twelve years old when his mother dies Within a year, his father has remarried a younger woman, Mona Nuri has complicated feelings about that, at least partially related to his jealousy of his father because of his own crush on Mona Everything changes, though, when Nuri s father is abducted [...]

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    8. There are times when my father s absence is as heavy as a child sitting on my chest With this tender opening sentence, Hisham Matar begins to weave a subtle pattern of absence and loss that defines the emotional territory of Anatomy of a Disappearance, his second novel The narrator of this beautifully paced story is Nuri el Alfi, who at 14 loses his father when he disappears from an apartment in Geneva, likely the victim of a political kidnapping The loss is unbearable yet even before his father [...]

    9. When a young arab boy, Nuri, loses his mother to illness, he and his dissident father must emotionally support each other in their apartment in Cairo However, bikini clad Mona arrives in their lives, and Nuri must watch as his advances go unnoticed and she falls in love with his father But when Nuri s father disappears under mysterious circumstances, Nuri must come to grips with his relationships with his father and Mona while trying to find his own place in the world.Hisham Matar does a good jo [...]

    10. This story is a novel, but reads like a memoir Judging from the short biography about the author on , one must assume Matar is writing what he knows, since the thread of the novel closely follows the arc of his life In real life his father, a former Libyan government minister, is persecuted by the Gaddafi regime, and is subsequently kidnapped In the novel, we know the family is in exile in Cairo, but we never learn the country from which they fled Matar is extravagantly talented his sentences ar [...]

    11. Anatomy of a Disappearance A Novel by Hisham Matar is a fragile dream of a novel, a sliver of memories from the childhood of the narrator At first, it focuses on the death of his mother and the woman he and his father meet at a hotel, Mona Both the 14 year old boy and his father fall in love with the woman but the father marries her and soon the boy is sent away from Egypt, his home, to a boarding school in England.But when his father is kidnapped from Switzerland and is not heard of again, when [...]

    12. Nuri is 12 when his mother dies, 14 when his father is kidnapped by political opponents and probably murdered he spends the next few years shuffling between his English boarding school and the apartment of his beautiful young step mother, Mona, on whom he is uncomfortably fixated I liked the prose of Anatomy of a Disappearance there were one or two of the lyrical lines which didn t quite work for me, but otherwise Matar s style manages to be spare while also being descriptive and suggestive Tha [...]

    13. This book has an interesting cover I am excited to have won it through First Reads and am looking forward to reading it.

    14. This book opens with the first sentence which explains a complex father son relationship There are times when my father s absence is as heavy as a child sitting on my chest Hisham Matar chooses to write from the view point of a young boy while discussing grown up themes It deals with the story of Nuri el Alfi, a fourteen year old boy whose mother is dead and whose father, an important political figure living in exile from an unnamed country and the journey of its political subversion, dictatorsh [...]

    15. The demarcation line between classic literary themes and plain old clich s is sometimes so tenuous as to be practically non existent This is what I found myself thinking upon finishing Anatomy of a Disappearance The protagonist of Hisham Matar s second novel after the Booker nominated In the Country of Men is Nuri, the son of an ex minister of an unnamed Middle Eastern country who has lived in exile in Paris and then Egypt ever since that country s beloved king was deposed in the late 60s At the [...]

    16. I really like Mata r first novel, the Country of Men for this reason, I decided to read his second novel I can say that I enjoyed the story and the language It was delicately written and with true passion However, the plot is quite boring I believe that there was some room for the author to add unexpected events, some surprising ending Overall, I enjoyed reading it.

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