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    DescriptionThis memorable, heartbreaking story opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, 1974, on the eve of a revolution. Yonas kneels in his mother's prayer room, pleading to his god for an end to the violence that has wracked his family and country. His father, Hailu, a prominent doctor, has been ordered to report to jail after helping a victim of state-sanctioned torture to die. And Dawit, Hailu's youngest son, has joined an underground resistance movement--a choice that will lead to more upheaval and bloodshed across a ravaged Ethiopia. "Beneath the Lion's Gaze" tells a gripping story of family, of the bonds of love and friendship set in a time and place that has rarely been explored in fiction before. It is a story about the lengths human beings will go in pursuit of freedom and the human price of a national revolution. Emotionally gripping, poetic, and indelibly tragic, "Beneath the Lion's Gaze" is a transcendent and powerful debut.


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    Title
    Beneath the Lion's Gaze
    Subtitle
    A Novel
    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Maaza Mengiste, Narrator Steven Crossley
    Physical properties
    Format: CD-Audio
    Width: 135 mm
    Height: 188 mm
    Thickness: 15 mm
    Weight: 91 g
    Language
    English
    ISBN
    ISBN 13: 9781400164943
    ISBN 10: 140016494X
    Classifications

    BIC E4L: GEN
    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F1.1
    BIC subject category V2: FA
    Abridged Dewey: 813
    B&T Merchandise Category: AUD
    B&T General Subject: 360
    B&T Book Type: FI
    LC classification: PS
    DC22: FIC
    B&T Modifier: Region of Publication: 01
    B&T Modifier: Academic Level: 05
    B&T Modifier: Subject Development: 69
    Warengruppen-Systematik des deutschen Buchhandels: 51110
    Ingram Subject Code: JF
    B&T Approval Code: P26308000
    Libri: I-JF
    B&T Modifier: Geographic Designator: A8
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000, FIC008000, FIC019000
    Thema V1.0: FBA
    Edition
    Unabridged
    Edition statement
    Unabridged
    Publisher
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Imprint name
    Tantor Media, Inc
    Publication date
    25 January 2010
    Publication City/Country
    Old Saybrook, CT
    Author Information
    Maaza Mengiste, a Pushcart Prize nominee, was named "New Literary Idol" by "New York Magazine." Her work has appeared in the "Baltimore Review" and "Ninth Letter," and has been translated and published into German and Romanian for "Lettre International." Steven Crossley is one of a select group of narrators who have recorded over two hundred audiobooks. He has won multiple "AudioFile" Earphones Awards, including for "The Ground Beneath Her Feet" by Salman Rushdie and "Sharpe's Fury" by Bernard Cornwell.
    Review quote
    "Crossley's performance enhances the novel's blend of elegance and violence, a combination that brings this tragic historic event alive in a way that headlines and history books cannot." ---AudioFile