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How to Read the Air

How to Read the Air( )
Author: Mengestu, Dinaw
ISBN:978-1-60285-955-5
Publication Date:Jan 2011
Publisher:Center Point Large Print
Book Format:Hardback
List Price:USD $34.95
Book Description:

One September afternoon, Yosef and Mariam, Ethiopian immigrants who have spent all but their first year of marriage apart, set off on a road trip from their home in Peoria, Illinois, to Nashville, Tennessee, in search of a new identity as an American couple. Months later, their son, Jonas, is born in Illinois.

Thirty years later, Yosef has died, and Jonas is desperate to make sense of the volatile generational and cultural ties that have forged him. Leaving everything behind in New...
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Book Details
Pages:383
Detailed Subjects: Fiction / General
Book Weight:1.65 Pounds
Author Biography
Mengestu, Dinaw (Author)
Dinaw Mengestu was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia in 1978. In 1980, he, his mother, and his sister immigrated to the United States to join his father, who fled Ethiopia during the Red Terror. He graduated from Georgetown University and Columbia University's MFA program in fiction. He is the author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears and How to Read the Air. He has also written for several publications including Rolling Stone and Harper's.

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