Author: Dinaw Mengestu
Publisher: Sceptre (2014)
Condition: Very Good. The dust jacket has some rubbing and scratches with wear to the edges, a small closed tear along the front bottom edge and light creasing at the spine-ends.
Binding: Hardcover with dust jacket
Dimensions: 22.2 x 14.1 x 2.5 cm
In a quiet town in the American Midwest, an exotic stranger arrives: an exchange student from Africa called Isaac. Helen, the social worker asked to help him settle in, quickly falls for him, though she soon learns to keep their affair hidden from prejudiced eyes. And she soon realises that Isaac is haunted by his mysterious past. Mengestu gives us a political novel that is also a transfixing portrait of love and grace, self-determination, and the names we are given and the names we earn.