My Friends by Hisham Matar

My Friends by Hisham Matar

Regular price ₱1,590.00 ₱0.00 Unit price per

An intensely moving novel about three friends living in political exile and the emotional homeland that deep friendships can provide - from the Booker-shortlisted, Pulitzer prize-winning author of THE RETURN

Khaled and Mustafa meet at university in Edinburgh: two Libyan eighteen-year-olds expecting to return home after their studies. In a moment of recklessness and courage, they travel to London to join a demonstration in front of the Libyan embassy. When government officials open fire on protestors in broad daylight, both friends are wounded, and their lives forever changed.

Over the years that follow, Khaled, Mustafa and their friend Hosam, a writer, are bound together by their shared history. If friendship is a space to inhabit, theirs becomes small and inhospitable when a revolution in Libya forces them to choose between the lives they have created in London and the lives they left behind.


"The first Booker contender of 2024... a deeply touching, beautifully composed book." ― Sunday Times

"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 Toibin

"I have always admired Matar's tender and compassionate but equally strong and compelling voice." - Elif Shafak

Hardcover Edition
Publisher: Viking
ISBN: 978-0241409480
Pages:  464