In this extraordinary novel based on a true story Tahar Ben Jelloun traces the experiences of Salim who, in 1971, took part in a failed coup attempt to oust King Hassan II of Morocco and was incarcerated in a secret desert prison complex for nearly 20 years. A wrenching yet exquisite celebration of the human spirit and its determination to survive. “A masterpiece”, said IMPAC Award judges. “A sad and splendid book”, said New York Times Book Review.
In the Country of Men
Translator: n/a Publisher: Penguin Books Ltd. Place of Publication: Libya Date of Publication: 2007 Language: English ISBN: 0141027037 Number of Copies: 2 Author: Matar, Hisham