Beneath the Lion's Gaze

Beneath the Lion's Gaze

A Novel

Book - 2010
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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.
Publisher: New York : W. W. Norton & Co., 2010.
ISBN: 9780393071764
Branch Call Number: FICTION MEN


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Sep 16, 2010

What a terrible yet beautiful story. Why is it that those who overthrow cruel and corrupt governments are so often even more cruel and corrupt?

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