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Jan 09, 2024 | ISBN 9780812994841

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“It is impossible to describe the profound depth and beauty of this book. My Friends is a breathtaking novel, every page a miracle and an affirmation. If there is a language of exile, My Friends is what it sounds like: exquisite and painful, compassionate and unflinching, and, above all, overwhelming in its boundless hope that within exile rests a path toward a different kind of return—one that leads us back to ourselves. Hisham Matar is one of our greatest writers. How lucky we are to be in his midst.”—Maaza Mengiste, author of The Shadow King, shortlisted for the Booker Prize

“Hisham Matar’s My Friends recounts an exile’s life shattered by violence, yet sustained, fiercely if complicatedly, by friendship. An unforgettable novel—wise, urgent, and profound—from one of our era’s great writers.”—Claire Messud, author of The Emperor’s Children

My Friends is a brilliant novel about innocence and experience, about friendship, family, and exile. It makes clear, once more, that Hisham Matar is a supremely talented novelist.”—Colm Tóibín, New York Times bestselling author of The Magician

My Friends is Matar’s most political novel, but also an intimate meditation on friendship and love and everything in between. It is deeply affecting, generous and wise, and all these virtues come in writing of extraordinary elegance, with one of those voices that you want to listen to for the rest of your life.”—Juan Gabriel Vásquez, author of The Sound of Things Falling

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