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Bibliographic Detail
Publisher Riverhead Books
Publication date October 4, 2011
Pages 305
Binding Paperback
Edition Reprint
Book category Adult Fiction
ISBN-13 9781594485398
ISBN-10 1594485399
Dimensions 0.75 by 5 by 8 in.
Weight 0.55 lbs.
Original list price $15.00
Summaries and Reviews
Amazon.com description: Product Description: A "beautifully written"* (New York Times Book Review) novel of redemption by a prize-winning international literary star.

From the acclaimed author of The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears comes a heartbreaking literary masterwork about love, family, and the power of imagination.

Following the death of his father Yosef, Jonas Woldemariam feels compelled to make sense of the volatile generational and cultural ties that have forged him. Leaving behind his marriage and job in New York, he sets out to retrace his mother and father's honeymoon as young Ethiopian immigrants and weave together a family history that will take him from the war-torn country of his parents' youth to a brighter vision of his life in America today. In so doing, he crafts a story- real or invented-that holds the possibility of reconciliation and redemption.



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Paperback
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Reprint edition from Riverhead Books (October 4, 2011)
9781594485398 | details & prices | 305 pages | 5.00 × 8.00 × 0.75 in. | 0.55 lbs | List price $15.00
About: A "beautifully written"* (New York Times Book Review) novel of redemption by a prize-winning international literary star.
from Vintage Uk (December 30, 2010)
9780224084710 | details & prices | 336 pages | 5.75 × 9.00 × 1.25 in. | 1.02 lbs | List price $27.95
About: Dinaw Mengestu's first novel, "Children of the Revolution", earned him comparisons to Bellow, Fitzgerald and Naipaul, garnered ecstatic critical praise and won the "Guardian" First Book Award for its haunting depiction of the immigrant experience in America.
Library
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Large print edition from Center Point Pub (January 1, 2011)
9781602859555 | details & prices | 383 pages | 5.50 × 8.50 × 1.00 in. | 1.20 lbs | List price $34.95
About: From the prizewinning international literary star: the searing and powerful story of one man's search for redemption.

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