Beneath the lion's gaze a novel

by Mengiste, Maaza.

Format: Book on CD 2010
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
Available (1)
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Penn Hills Library Audio Visual CD MEN
Location  Penn Hills Library
 
Collection  Audio Visual
 
Call Number  CD MEN
 
 
Summary
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 before. 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.
Additional Information
Subjects Physicians -- Fiction.
Fathers and sons -- Fiction.
Families -- Ethiopia -- Fiction.
Ethiopia -- History -- Revolution, 1974 -- Fiction.
Addis Ababa (Ethiopia) -- Fiction.
Epic fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher [Old Saybrook, CT] :Tantor Audio,2010
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Crossley, Steven.
Tantor Media.
Participants/Performers Read by Steven Crossley.
Language English
Notes Unabridged.
Compact disc.
Description 9 audio discs (11 hr., 30 min.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781400144945 (Library ed.)
1400144949 (Library ed.)
1400114942
9781400114948
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