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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears: Mengestu, Dinaw The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears: Mengestu, Dinaw

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Mengestu, Dinaw

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ISBN 10: 1594489408 / ISBN 13: 9781594489402
Published by Riverhead Hardcover, U.S.A., 2007
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Signed by author on title page. NO inscription. First Edition with complete number line. Book in Near Fine condition. Appears never read. Remainder mark to bottom edge. Light foxing to top and outer edge. Unclipped DJ is Near Fine to Fine with light crimping to base of spine. Bookseller Inventory # 001167

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Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution after witnessing soldiers beat his father to the point of certain death, selling off his parents' jewelry to pay for passage to the United States. Now he finds himself running a grocery store in a poor African-American neighborhood in Washington, D.C. His only companions are two fellow African immigrants who share his feelings of frustration with and bitter nostalgia for their home continent. He realizes that his life has turned out completely different and far more isolated from the one he had imagined for himself years ago.

Soon Sepha's neighborhood begins to change. Hope comes in the form of new neighbors-Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter-who become his friends and remind him of what having a family is like for the first time in years. But when the neighborhood's newfound calm is disturbed by a series of racial incidents, Sepha may lose everything all over again. Told in a haunting and powerful first-person narration that casts the streets of Washington, D.C., and Addis Ababa through Sepha's eyes, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears is a deeply affecting and unforgettable debut novel about what it means to lose a family and a country-and what it takes to create a new home.

Product Description: 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.

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Title: The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Publisher: Riverhead Hardcover, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 2007

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Near Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Near Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: 1st Edition

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