Beneath the Lion's Gaze

Beneath the Lion's Gaze

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Beneath the Lion's Gaze by Maaza Mengiste, Steven Crossley

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.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781400114948
Publisher: Tantor Media, Inc.
Publication date: 01/25/2010
Edition description: Unabridged, 10 CDs, 12 hours
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 6.60(h) x 1.10(d)

About the Author

Maaza Mengiste, a Pushcart Prize nominee, was named "New Literary Idol" by New York Magazine. Her work has appeared in the Baltimore Review and Ninth Letter, and has been translated and published into German and Romanian for Lettre International.

Steven Crossley has recorded over two hundred audiobooks and has won multiple AudioFile Earphones Awards. A graduate of the Royal Academy of Dramatic Art in London, his audiobook performances cover an eclectic range of subjects in both fiction and nonfiction.

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"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

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Beneath the Lion's Gaze 3.4 out of 5 based on 0 ratings. 24 reviews.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
I am living is Ethiopia at the time of Red Terror. Meaza Mengiste writes of what many experienced. Thank you, Meazi, for this story!
grandebouche More than 1 year ago
Highly recommended for readers of international literature.
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Stunning.
Anonymous More than 1 year ago
One of the best, most moving books I've read in a long long time. Mengiste is one to watch.
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The most moving book I have read since Saramago's Blindness