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Penguin presents the unabridged downloadable audiobook edition of In the Country of Men by Hisham Matar, read by Khalid Abdalla.

Short-listed for both the Man Booker Prize and The Guardian First Book Award and published here as a Penguin Essential for the first time.

Nine-year-old Suleiman is just awakening to the wider world beyond the games on the hot pavement outside his home and beyond the loving embrace of his parents. He becomes the man of the house when his father goes away on business, but then he sees his father standing in the market square in a pair of dark glasses.

Suddenly the wider world becomes a frightening place where parents lie and questions go unanswered. Suleiman turns to his mother, who, under the cover of night, entrusts him with the secret story of her childhood.

©2016 Hisham Matar (P)2016 Penguin AudioBooks

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  • ilaria maria sala
  • 08-02-2019

Absolutely wonderful

An incredible book, read in the most wonderful way. My only regret is that there are no other books read by Khalid Abdalla available and that where I am I cannot purchase other titles by Hisham Matar. If you can, you must! He is an extraordinary writer.

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  • 02-11-2020

stunning really enjoy it

it is amazing how he describes Tripoli and summer time so accurate. as a libyan it take me back to my childhood memories and growing under Gaddafi
I highly recommend

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