How to Read the Air, Paperback Book


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.




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