The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

Dinaw Mengestu


Seventeen years in the past, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a brand new begin within the usa. Now he reveals himself operating a failing supermarket in a negative African-American component to Washington, D.C., his basically partners fellow African immigrants who proportion his sour nostalgia and eager for his domestic continent. Years in the past and worlds away Sepha might by no means have imagined a lifetime of such isolation. As his atmosphere starts to alter, wish is available in the shape of a friendship with new acquaintances Judith and Naomi, a white girl and her biracial daughter. but if a sequence of racial incidents disturbs the group, Sepha may perhaps lose every thing all over the place again.

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