THE BEAUTIFUL THINGS THAT HEAVEN BEARS.
Edition: First printing.
New York: Riverhead Books, 2007. dj. Hardcover first edition - The author's award-winning first novel - "Seventeen years ago, Sepha Stephanos fled the Ethiopian Revolution for a new start in the United States. Now he finds himself running a failing grocery store in a poor African-American section of Washington, D. C. , his only companions two fellow African immigrants who share his bitter nostalgia and longing for his home continent. Years ago and worlds away Sepha could never have imagined a life of such isolation. As his environment begins to change, hope comes in the form of a friendship with new neighbors Judith and Naomi, a white woman and her biracial daughter. But when a series of racial incidents disturbs the community, Sepha may lose everything all over again." 228 pp. ISBN: 978-1594489402.
Condition: Very near fine in a like dustjacket.