Thursday, November 10, 2011

The reality of dreams

The Beautiful Things That Heaven BearsThe Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

My rating: 4 of 5 stars

Finishing this book while in Washington, DC was a bonus, adding to the book's ambiance. Mengestu deftly describes an immigrant's euphoria and dislocation: the hope and thrill giving way to resigned acceptance that dreams are merely that: dreams, not reality.

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