Beneath the Lion's Gaze by Maaza Mengiste audiobook

Beneath the Lion's Gaze: A Novel

By Maaza Mengiste
Read by Steven Crossley

Tantor Audio 9780393071764

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9798200114405

  • ISBN: 9798200114399

  • ISBN: 9798200114412

Runtime: 10.92 Hours
Category: Fiction/Historical
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

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.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

With...a compassionate imagination that transforms everything it touches on, Maaza Mengiste delivers an important story. Chris Albani, author of Graceland, a Today Show pick
“What a beautiful book! After a few chapters I felt I was a member of this family, a citizen of Ethiopia. Maaza Mengiste is talented and bold and fresh. Already, I’m looking forward to her next book.” Uwe Akpan, author of Say You’re One of Them
“That the novel subjects the reader to the same feelings of hopelessness and despair that its characters grapple with is a grand testament to Mengiste’s talent.” Publishers Weekly, starred review
“An arresting, powerful novel that works on both personal and political levels.” Kirkus Reviews
“[Mengiste’s] honors do not belie her skill, for this book is stunning.” Library Journal

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Author

Author Bio: Maaza Mengiste

Author Bio: Maaza Mengiste

Maaza Mengiste was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A Pushcart Prize nominee, she was named “New Literary Idol” by New York magazine.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD, MP3 CD
Category: Fiction/Historical
Runtime: 10.92
Audience: Adult
Language: English