Beneath the Lion's Gaze

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Product Details

Price
$15.95  $14.67
Publisher
W. W. Norton & Company
Publish Date
Pages
308
Dimensions
5.4 X 0.9 X 8.2 inches | 0.8 pounds
Language
English
Type
Paperback
EAN/UPC
9780393338881
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About the Author

Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, Maaza Mengiste received a 2020 Award in Literature from the American Academy of Arts and Letters. Also a Fulbright Scholar and a professor at Queens College, she is the author of The Shadow King and Beneath the Lion's Gaze, and a 2018 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She lives in New York City.

Reviews

An extraordinary novel, which assembles a dauntingly broad cast of characters and, through them, tells stories that nobody can want to hear, in such a way that we cannot stop listening.--Claire Messud
The real marvel of this tender novel is its coiled plotting, in which coincidence manages to evoke the colossal emotional toll of the revolution.
Revolutionary Ethiopia in the seventies is the searing backdrop for Maaza Mengiste's incandescent debut...the acutely observed story of a family--a prominent doctor and his sons, one moderate, one mutinous--undone by war.
Mengiste gracefully builds the story to a heart-pumping conclusion...Even with its share of tragedy, this is an absorbing drama...enhanced by the author's spare, spectacular prose.