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How to Read the Air

by Dinaw Mengestu

Hardcover, 305 pages, Penguin Group USA, List Price: $25.95 |

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The son of Ethopian immigrants decides to retrace the journey his parents took just after they moved to America, but before he was born, in order to make sense of the volatile generational and cultural ties that have forged him. By the author of The Beautiful Things that Heaven Bears.

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Dinaw Mengestu is also the author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1978, he moved with his family to the United States in 1980. David Burnett hide caption

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From Dinaw Mengestu, A 'How To' With Few Answers

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Dinaw Mengestu is also the author of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. Born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1978, his family immigrated to the U.S. 1980. He now lives in New York City. David Burnett hide caption

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'Heaven Bears' Author Finds Beauty In 'The Air'

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