Paperback: 256 pages
Publisher: Penguin (1 March 2007)
Product Dimensions: 19.6 x 12.8 x 2 cm
From a breathtaking talent comes an utterly gripping, emotional novel told from the point of view of a young boy growing up in a terrifying and bewildering world where his best friend’s father disappears and is next seen on state television at a public execution; where a mysterious man sits outside the house all day and asks strange questions; and where it seems his father has finally disappeared for good. Soon the whispers and fears, secrets and lies will become so intense that Suleiman can bear them no longer and in his terrified efforts to save his family may end up betraying his friends, his parents and ultimately himself. Shortlisted for The Man Booker Prize 2006.