Beneath the lion's gaze : a novel
|Format:||Print Book 2010|
|Availability:||Available at 5 Libraries 5 of 6 copies|
This memorable, heartbreaking story 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.Beneath the Lion's Gaze tells a gripping story of family, 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 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 and powerful debut.
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Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Families -- Ethiopia -- Fiction.
Ethiopia -- History -- Revolution, 1974 -- Fiction.
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) -- Fiction.
|Publisher|| New York :W. W. Norton & Co.,2010
308 pages ; 25 cm