Search Results: "Dinaw Mengestu"


BOOK REVIEW

ALL OUR NAMES by Dinaw Mengestu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 4, 2014

"Weighted with sorrow and gravitas, another superb story by Mengestu, who is among the best novelists now at work in America."
What's in a name? Identity of a kind, perhaps, but nothing like stability, and perhaps nothing like truth. So Mengestu (How to Read the Air, 2010, etc.) ponders in this elegiac, moving novel, his third. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS by Dinaw Mengestu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: March 1, 2007

"A nuanced slice of immigrant life."
After 17 years, an Ethiopian immigrant wonders to what extent he has become an American. Read full book review >

BOOK REVIEW

HOW TO READ THE AIR by Dinaw Mengestu
FICTION & LITERATURE
Released: Oct. 14, 2010

"Elegant, confident prose brings this tale to life, and though the trope of the road as a journey to self-understanding is a very old one, Mengestu gives it a fresh reading."
A sometimes somber, always searching novel of love, loss and the immigrant experience by Ethiopia-born writer Mengestu (The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears, 2006). Read full book review >