Seventeen years after fleeing the revolutionary Ethiopia that claimed his father's life, Stepha Stephanos is a man still caught between two existences: the one he left behind, aged nineteen, and the new life he has forged in Washington D.C.
Sepha spends his days in a sort of limbo: quietly running his grocery store into the ground, revisiting the Russian classics, and toasting the old days with his friends Kenneth and Joseph, themselves emigrants from Africa.
But when a white woman named Judith moves next door with her only daughter, Naomi, Sepha's life seems on the verge of change...
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 240 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 22/05/2008
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099502739