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The beautiful things that heaven bears

Author: Dinaw Mengestu
Publisher: New York : Riverhead Books, 2007.
Edition/Format:   Book : Fiction : EnglishView all editions and formats
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It's the '70s, and one impoverished, African-American Washington, D.C. neighborhood is undergoing big changes. In the mix is Ethiopian grocery owner Sepha Stephanos--a man with a complex past who fled his homeland after seeing his father brutalized and beaten to death in the Ethiopian Revolution, 17 years earlier. Eventually, he begins to assemble a group of people who resemble a community, but once again his  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Dinaw Mengestu
ISBN: 9781594489402 1594489408 9781594482854 1594482853
OCLC Number: 70831026
Description: 228 p. ; 22 cm.
Responsibility: Dinaw Mengestu.
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It's the '70s, and one impoverished, African-American Washington, D.C. neighborhood is undergoing big changes. In the mix is Ethiopian grocery owner Sepha Stephanos--a man with a complex past who fled his homeland after seeing his father brutalized and beaten to death in the Ethiopian Revolution, 17 years earlier. Eventually, he begins to assemble a group of people who resemble a community, but once again his "family" is threatened, this time by a series of racially charged incidents.

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