Jonas, fresh from a failed marriage, is desperate to make sense of the ties that have forged him.
How can he dream of a future when he can't make sense of his past?
He hits the road, tracing the route that his parents - young Ethiopians in search of an identity as an American couple - took thirty year earlier to Nashville, Tennessee.
In a stunning display of imagination he weaves together a history that takes him from the war-torn Ethiopia of his parents' youth to a brighter vision of his own life in contemporary America, a story - real or invented- that holds the possibility of reconciliation and redemption.
- Format: Paperback
- Pages: 336 pages
- Publisher: Vintage Publishing
- Publication Date: 05/01/2012
- Category: Modern & contemporary fiction (post c 1945)
- ISBN: 9780099521037