100 Best Books of 2011

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Novels ANATOMY OF A DISAPPEARANCE, by Hisham Matar (Penguin/Viking, $40). Propitious timing saw exiled Libyan Matar publish this follow-up to his Man Booker Prize finalist, In the Company of Men, shortly before the revolution that eventually ousted Muammar Gaddafi. It tells of a 14-year-old boy whose father is taken by secret police one night in Geneva, as Matar’s was in Cairo in 1990, never to be seen by his family again. AT LAST, by Edward St Aubyn (Picador, ...

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