Beneath the Lion's Gaze: A Novel

Beneath the Lion's Gaze

A Novel

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ISBN10: 0393071766 ISBN13: 9780393071764 Publisher: W W Norton & Co Inc Published: Jan 11 2010 Pages: 384 Weight: 1.10lbs. Height: 9.50" Width: 6.50" Depth: 1.00" Language: English

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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. 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.

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