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The Resource The beautiful things that heaven bears, Dinaw Mengestu

The beautiful things that heaven bears, Dinaw Mengestu

Label
The beautiful things that heaven bears
Title
The beautiful things that heaven bears
Statement of responsibility
Dinaw Mengestu
Creator
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
It's the '70s, and one impoverished, African-American Washington, D.C. neighborhood is undergoing big changes. In the mix is Ethiopian grocery owner Sepha Stephanos--a man with a complex past who fled his homeland after seeing his father brutalized and beaten to death in the Ethiopian Revolution, 17 years earlier. Eventually, he begins to assemble a group of people who resemble a community, but once again his "family" is threatened, this time by a series of racially charged incidents
Member of
Summary
Seventeen years after fleeing the Ethiopian revolution, Sepha Stephanos runs a grocery store in a poor African-American neighborhood in Washington, D.C., where he reflects on his past and the differences between his prospects and the life he imagined
Theme
Storyline
Character
Award
  • Guardian First Book Award, 2007.
  • Los Angeles Times Art Seidenbaum Award for First Fiction, 2007.
  • New York Times Notable Book, 2007
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
149260
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1978-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Mengestu, Dinaw
Dewey number
813/.6
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Ethiopians
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Race relations
  • Ethiopians
  • United States
  • Washington (D.C.)
  • Éthiopiens
Target audience
adult
Label
The beautiful things that heaven bears, Dinaw Mengestu
Instantiates
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70831026
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781594482854
Lccn
2006025058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)70831026
Label
The beautiful things that heaven bears, Dinaw Mengestu
Publication
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
  • nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
  • txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocm70831026
Dimensions
22 cm
Extent
228 pages
Isbn
9781594482854
Lccn
2006025058
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
  • n
System control number
(OCoLC)70831026

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