WINNER OF THE PULITZER PRIZE for Biography or Autobiography in 2017 - This acclaimed memoir is about fathers and sons, a legacy of loss, and, ultimately, healing - it was one of The New York Times Book Review's ten best books of the year, winner of the PEN/Jean Stein Book Award, and a finalist for the National Book Critics Circle Award and the Los Angeles Times Book Prize.
When author Hisham Matar was a nineteen-year-old university student in England, his father went missing under mysterious circumstances. Hisham 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 in search of the truth behind his father's disappearance. The Return is the story of what he found there. The Pulitzer Prize citation hailed The Return as "a first-person elegy for home and father." Transforming his personal quest for answers into a brilliantly told universal tale of hope and resilience, Matar has given us an unforgettable work with a powerful human question at its core: How does one go on living in the face of unthinkable loss?
"A tale of mighty love, loyalty and courage. It simply must be read." - The Spectator "Wise and agonizing and thrilling to read." - Zadie Smith
US first edition, first printing. Hardback. With dust jacket in very good condition. Interior in very good condition (see pictures). Signed by Hisham Matar on the title page.