Mengestu, Dinaw How to Read the Air

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How to Read the Air

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Jonas, fresh from a failed marriage, is desperate to make sense of the ties that have forged him. How can he dream of a future when he can't make sense of his past? He hits the road, tracing the route that his parents - young Ethiopians in search of an identity as an American couple - took thirty year earlier to Nashville, Tennessee.

In a stunning display of imagination he weaves together a history that takes him from the war-torn Ethiopia of his parents' youth to a brighter vision of his own life in contemporary America, a story - real or invented- that holds the possibility of reconciliation and redemption.

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"A straight-forward, compassionate, keenly sensitive observer of real life" (James Lasdun Guardian)

"A story of exile and redemption, beautifully written" (Kate Saunders The Times)

"[Mengestu has] pulled off a narrative sleight of hand, weaving two - or is it three? - beautiful fictions, while reminding us subtly that the most seductive may be the least true" ( Los Angeles Times)

" How To Read the Air is deeply thought out, deliberate in its craftsmanship and in many parts beautifully written...remarkably talented" (Miguel Syjuco The Scotsman)

"Challenging" (Peter Carty Independent)

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The eagerly anticipated follow-up from the acclaimed author of Children of the Revolution, winner of the 2007 Guardian First Book Award.

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