All Our Names (Paperback)
Named a best book of the year by "The New York Times, The Washington Post, NPR, The Boston Globe, The Christian Science Monitor, " and "The Daily Beast"
A sweeping, continent-spanning story about the love between men and women, between friends, and between citizens and their countries, "All Our Names" is a transfixing exploration of the relationships that define us. Fleeing war-torn Uganda for the American Midwest, Isaac begins a passionate affair with the social worker assigned to him. But the couple's bond is inescapably darkened by the secrets of Isaac's past: the country and the conflict he left behind and the beloved friend who changed the course of his life--and sacrificed everything to ensure his freedom. From acclaimed author Dinaw Mengestu, here is a love story for our time.
About the Author
Dinaw Mengestu is the author of "The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears", a "Los Angeles Times" bestseller and Seattle Reads pick of 2008, as well as the forthcoming novel "How To Read the Air". He was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia, in 1978. In 1980, he immigrated to the United States with his mother and sister, joining his father, who had fled Ethiopia during the Red Terror. He is a graduate of Georgetown University and Columbia University s MFA program in fiction and the recipient of a 2006 fellowship in fiction from the New York Foundation for the Arts and a 5 Under 35 Award from the National Book Foundation in 2007. He has written for "Rolling Stone" and "Harper's", among other publications. He now lives in Washington, D.C.