Anatomy of a Disappearance Reviews
"Starred Review. Matar offers a searing vision of familial rupture and disintegration in his trenchant follow-up to In the Country of Men." - Publishers Weekly
"First serial rights were sold to The New Yorker. Get it." - Library Journal
"...Matar cautiously and evocatively explores the unique and terrifying world in which Nuri finds himself.... A son without closure writes sparingly and brilliantly about what it is to suffer loss without end." - Kirkus Reviews
"Sculpted in a prose of clutter-free, classical precision... a pure demonstration of the strange alchemy of fiction." - The Independent (UK)
"A tenderly written novel with Shakespearean themes, it can be read as a deeply personal account of the losses that tyranny and exile produce." - The Times Literary Supplement (UK)
"Haunting in every sense... An absorbing novel that finds its eloquence in what is left unsaid." - The Sunday Times (London)
"Submerged grief gives this fine novel the mythic inexorability of Greek tragedy." - The Economist
"A fable of loss, and an often troubling meditation on fathers and sons... Hisham Matar is writing from the heart." - The Guardian (UK)
"Two things stood out as I read Anatomy of a Disappearance. First, there was the quiet power of the language, and the author's control of it. Second, there was Hisham Matar's ability to tell a story that from the first sentence seems inevitable, yet is full of surprises. I was moved and very impressed." Roddy Doyle
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