Beneath the Lion's Gaze

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Beneath the Lion's Gaze

By Maaza Mengiste; Steven Crossley (Narrated by)

Tantor Audio, Compact Disc, 9781400144945

Publication Date: January 25, 2010

Description
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 before. 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.


Praise For Beneath the Lion's Gaze

"With...a compassionate imagination that transforms everything it touches on, Maaza Mengiste delivers an important story." ---Chris Albani, author of Graceland, a Today Show pick