The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Format
ePub
Price
$12.99
 
Additional Formats
  • ePub
  • ISBN 9781101217566
  • 240 Pages
  • Riverhead
  • Adult

Overview

Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D.C., his only companions two fellow African immigrants who share his bitter nostalgia and longing for his home continent. Years ago and worlds away Sepha could never have imagined a life of such isolation. As his environment begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter. But when a series of racial incidents disturbs the community, Sepha may lose everything all over again.

Watch a QuickTime interview with Dinaw Mengestu about this book.
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Dinaw Mengestu

Awards

New York Times Notable Book – Winner
Dylan Thomas Prize Shortlist – Winner
NAACP Image Award Finalist – Winner
Prix du Premier Roman – Winner
Lannan Literary Fellowship – Winner
Guardian First Book Award – Winner
Los Angeles Times Book Prize – Winner
Young Lions Award – Winner
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