Beneath the Lion's Gaze: A Novel

ISBN: 0393338886

This memorable, heartbreaking story opens in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 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 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. 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.

Product details

  • Publisher: W. W. Norton & Company; Reprint edition (January 3, 2011)
  • Language:: English
  • Paperback: 320 pages
  • ISBN-10: 0393338886
  • ISBN-13: 978-0393338881
  • Item Weight: 12.8 ounces
  • Dimensions : 5.5 x 0.9 x 8.2 inches
You have successfully subscribed!

Net Orders Checkout

Item Price Qty Total
Subtotal $0.00

Shipping Address

Shipping Methods