From Ethiopia to America

Tales of struggle and triumph, intertwined.
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"History sometimes deserves a little revision, if not for the sake of the dead, then at least for ourselves," claims Jonas, this novel’s protagonist, who weaves three powerfully resonant narratives about confinement: his father’s escape from Ethiopia, his mother’s defiance of her abusive spouse and Jonas’s own struggle with his fractured marriage and fracturing mind. That these stories rely on his talent for invention makes them more beguiling, exposing "truth" as a collapsible thing, chimerical and brief. Available at
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First Published Tue, 2010-10-26 10:18

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