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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
Condition: Near Fine Hardcover
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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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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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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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About the Author:

Dinaw Mengestu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1978. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a fellowship in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a Lannan Literary Fellowship, and was named a ?20 under 40? writer to watch by The New Yorker. Mengestu?s writing has appeared in The New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Harper?s, Granta, and other publications. He lives with his family in Washington, D.C.

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