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Beneath the Lion's Gaze

A Novel

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Beneath the Lion's Gaze by Maaza Mengiste
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Description

This memorable, heartbreaking story opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on the eve of a revolution. Yonas kneels in his mother's prayer room, pleading to his god for an end to the violence that has wracked his family and country. His father, Hailu, a prominent doctor, has been ordered to report to jail after helping a victim of state-sanctioned torture to die. And Dawit, Hailu's youngest son, has joined an underground resistance movement-a choice that will lead to more upheaval and bloodshed across a ravaged Ethiopia. Beneath the Lion's Gaze tells a gripping story of family, of the bonds of love and friendship set in a time and place that has rarely been explored in fiction. It is a story about the lengths human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution. Emotionally gripping, poetic, and indelibly tragic, Beneath The Lion's Gaze is a transcendent and powerful debut.

Author Biography

Maaza Mengiste was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she was named "New Literary Idol" by New York magazine. She lives in Brooklyn, New York.
Release date Australia
January 11th, 2010
Country of Publication
United States
Imprint
WW Norton & Co
Pages
320
Dimensions
168x244x28
ISBN-13
9780393071764
Product ID
3683492

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