ISBN 9780224089166,Beneath the Lion's Gaze

Beneath the Lion's Gaze

Publisher:

Vermilion

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Publisher

Vermilion

Publication Year 2010
ISBN-13

ISBN 9780224089166

ISBN-10 0224089161
Binding

Paperback

Number of Pages 320 Pages
Language (English)
Subject

General & literary fiction

Beneath the Lion's Gaze 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.

Maaza Mengieste's powerful debut tells a gripping story of family and 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 to which 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 story that introduces a powerful new voice.
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