The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. By Dinaw Mengestu. First Edition, First Printing. Riverhead. New York, 2007.

$30.00

Dinaw Mengestu is one of the bright shining stars of 21st century literary fiction. His family fled Ethiopia during the Red Terror, bringing Mengestu to the United States where he flourished as an author. His first novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, is widely praised by critics. Its natural prose, closeness to characters, and depictions of setting and social issues are masterfully crafted. The novel follows Sepha Stephanos, an Ethiopian immigrant who has spent years in Washington D.C. yet finds himself mostly alone, running a small bodega, feeling a split sense of place. With heartfelt moments, politically charged drama, and, at times, seedy displays, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears renders the immigrant experience completely, bringing its readers into a world perhaps ubiquitous but shrouded from the mainstream perspective.

This first edition, first printing is in fine condition. In the original red half cloth boards, fine. Text block fine. In the original dust jacket, especially fine.

A fine first edition of Mengestu’s first novel.

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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears. By Dinaw Mengestu. First Edition, First Printing. Riverhead. New York, 2007.

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Weight 5 lbs
Dimensions 12 × 9 × 5 in