How To Read The Air by Dinaw Mengestu

How To Read The Air by Dinaw Mengestu

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ISBN: 9780099521037

Vintage Books (January 1, 2012)

Soft Cover, 325 pages

A powerful and moving summer read that explores love, grief and the reality of the contemporary American immigrant experience Jonas, fresh from a failed marriage, is desperate to make sense of the ties that have forged him. How can he dream of a future when he can't make sense of his past He hits the road, tracing the route that his parents - young Ethiopians in search of an identity as an American couple - took thirty years earlier to Nashville, Tennessee. In a stunning display of imagination he weaves together a history that takes him from the war-torn Ethiopia of his parents' youth to a brighter vision of his own life in contemporary America, a story - real or invented- that holds the possibility of reconciliation and redemption.A story of exile and redemption, beautifully written The Times