Fasil Yitbarek The Texture of Dreams

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The Texture of Dreams

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FROM THE PUBLISHER: The Texture of Dreams, a lush debut novel from an Ethiopian writer, Fasil Yitbarek, takes us on a fascinating journey with Yosef, a newly arrived immigrant, as he struggles to make sense of two sharply contrasting cultures. Set in New York City, the story revolves around the main character's odyssey inside a world quite different from the one he grew up in. It is a captivating account of Yosef's triumph and defeat, his hopes and despair, and his quest to find his place away from home while carving a career as an English teacher. It is a refreshingly candid picture of a culture we may have thought we knew. By seamlessly interlacing the realities of the main character's adopted home with those of his birthplace, the author has constructed a beautiful tapestry, alive with haunting images. Through keen observation and occasional nostalgic trips back to the distant world of Yosef's childhood, Yitbarek vividly depicts an immigrant's struggle to get by - while recounting fantastic tales that are as captivatingly unique as they are universally appealing. Yitbarek's style is elegant, rich with marvelous prose that brings the settings and events of the novel to life with striking immediacy. Through vibrant narrative and rhythm, along with a realistic portrayal of people and conversations, The Texture of Dreams is a novel to gratify the soul and the senses.

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