How to Read the Air by Dinaw Mengestu audiobook

How to Read the Air

By Dinaw Mengestu
Read by Corey Allen

Recorded Books, Inc. 9781594487705

Unabridged

Format : Library CD (In Stock)
  • ISBN: 9781664506534

  • ISBN: 9781664614369

Runtime: 9.30 Hours
Category: Fiction/Literary
Audience: Adult
Language: English

Summary

Summary

A 2010 New York Times Book Review Notable Book

A  San Francisco Chronicle Best Book of the Year

A Barack Obama Reading List Pick

Finalist for the 2011 Dayton Literary Peace Prize

Selected for the October 2010 Indie Next List

African-born author Dinaw Mengestu's prose is praised as "heart-rending and indelible" (Publishers Weekly), and his debut novel The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears was a New York Times Notable Book. In How to Read the Air, Mengestu crafts a moving tale about one man's search for identity. After his estranged Ethiopian immigrant father dies, Jonas hopes to answer questions about his heritage and culture. So he leaves his wife and home in New York and sets out across the trail his own parents took when they first arrived in America.

Editorial Reviews

Editorial Reviews

“Beautifully written…The book lingers in the mind.”  New York Times Book Review
“Mengestu draws a haunting psychological portrait of recent immigrants to America, insecure and alienated, striving to fit in while mourning the loss of their cultural heritage and social status. Mengestu’s precise and nuanced prose evokes characters, scenes, and emotions with an invigorating and unparalleled clarity.”  Publishers Weekly (starred review)
“This is a poetic story, written by young Ethiopian writer who is already being hailed as a literary master.”  AudioFile
“A sometimes somber, always searching novel of love, loss and the immigrant experience by Ethiopia-born writer Mengestu…Elegant, confident prose brings this tale to life.”  Kirkus Reviews

Reviews

Reviews

Author

Author Bio: Dinaw Mengestu

Author Bio: Dinaw Mengestu

Dinaw Mengestu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1978. He is the recipient of a MacArthur Fellowship, a fellowship in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts, and a Lannan Literary Fellowship. He was also named a “20 under 40” writer to watch by the New Yorker. His writing has appeared in the New Yorker, Rolling Stone, Harper’s, Granta, and other publications. He lives with his family in Washington, DC.

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Details

Details

Available Formats : CD, Library CD
Category: Fiction/Literary
Runtime: 9.30
Audience: Adult
Language: English