The shadow king a novel

by Mengiste, Maaza,

Format: Book on CD 2019
Availability: Available at 1 Library 1 of 1 copy
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Bethel Park Public Library Audio/Visual CD MENGISTE Maaza
Location  Bethel Park Public Library
 
Collection  Audio/Visual
 
Call Number  CD MENGISTE Maaza
 
 
Summary
"A brilliant novel, lyrically lifting history towards myth. It's also compulsively readable. I devoured it in two days." ? Salman Rushdie In 1935, orphaned servant Hirut struggles to adapt to her new household as Ethiopia faces Mussolini's looming invasion. As the battles begin in earnest, Hirut and other women must care for the wounded. But when Emperor Haile Selassie goes into exile and Ethiopia is about to lose hope, Hirut helps to disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor to keep the fight alive. She becomes his guard, inspiring women to join the war against fascism. In this extraordinary, beautifully told epic, Hirut overcomes rape, violence, and imprisonment, finding the strength to fight for her country's freedom and her own. Maaza Mengiste breathes life into complicated characters on both sides of the battle line, shaping a searing story of ordinary women and the advanced army they courageously opposed. Set against the first real conflict of World War II, The Shadow King is a heartrending, indelible exploration of what it means to be a woman at war.
Additional Information
Subjects World War, 1939-1945 -- Campaigns -- Ethiopia -- Fiction.
World War, 1939-1945 -- Women -- Fiction.
Audiobooks.
Publisher Prince Frederick, Md. :2019
Edition Unabridged.
Contributors Miles, Robin, narrator.
Recorded Books, Inc., publisher.
Participants/Performers Narrated by Robin Miles.
Language English
Notes Compact disc.
In container (17 cm.).
Title from container.
Description 13 audio discs (16 hr.) : digital ; 4 3/4 in.
ISBN 9781980054108
198005410X
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