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How to Read the Air

Dinaw Mengestu

African-born author Dinaw Mengestu’s prose is praised as “heart-rending and indelible” (Publishers Weekly), and his debut novel The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears was a New York Times Notable Book. In How to Read the Air, Mengestu crafts a moving tale about one man’s search for identity. After his estranged Ethiopian immigrant father dies, Jonas hopes to answer questions about his heritage and culture. So he leaves his wife and home in New York and sets out across the trail his own parents took when they first arrived in America.

African-born author Dinaw Mengestu’s prose is praised as “heart-rending and indelible” (Publishers Weekly), and his debut novel The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears was a New York Times Notable Book. In How to Read the Air, Mengestu crafts a moving tale about one man’s search for identity. After his estranged Ethiopian immigrant father dies, Jonas hopes to answer questions about his heritage and culture. So he leaves his wife and home in New York and sets out across the trail his own parents took when they first arrived in America.
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African-born author Dinaw Mengestu’s prose is praised as “heart-rending and indelible” (Publishers Weekly), and his debut novel The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears was a New York Times Notable Book. In How to Read the Air, Mengestu crafts a moving tale about one man’s search for identity. After his estranged Ethiopian immigrant father dies, Jonas hopes to answer questions about his heritage and culture. So he leaves his wife and home in New York and sets out across the trail his own parents took when they first arrived in America.

Language:

English

Narrators:

Corey Allen

Length:

9h 20m


Chapters

Introduction
Introduction

00:42


Part 1, Chapter 1
Part 1, Chapter 1

21:07


Part 1, Chapter 2
Part 1, Chapter 2

45:33


Part 1, Chapter 3
Part 1, Chapter 3

14:36


Part 1, Chapter 4
Part 1, Chapter 4

23:28


Part 1, Chapter 5
Part 1, Chapter 5

21:40


Part 1, Chapter 6
Part 1, Chapter 6

20:22


Part 1, Chapter 7
Part 1, Chapter 7

24:16


Part 1, Chapter 8
Part 1, Chapter 8

34:32


Part 2, Chapter 9
Part 2, Chapter 9

16:16


Part 2, Chapter 10
Part 2, Chapter 10

18:17


Part 2, Chapter 11
Part 2, Chapter 11

24:42


Part 2, Chapter 12
Part 2, Chapter 12

29:36


Part 2, Chapter 13
Part 2, Chapter 13

06:51


Part 3, Chapter 14
Part 3, Chapter 14

15:46


Part 3, Chapter 15
Part 3, Chapter 15

22:52


Part 3, Chapter 16
Part 3, Chapter 16

15:56


Part 3, Chapter 17
Part 3, Chapter 17

13:49


Part 3, Chapter 18
Part 3, Chapter 18

26:17


Part 3, Chapter 19
Part 3, Chapter 19

17:19


Part 3, Chapter 20
Part 3, Chapter 20

25:31


Part 3, Chapter 21
Part 3, Chapter 21

07:24


Part 3, Chapter 22
Part 3, Chapter 22

24:48


Part 3, Chapter 23
Part 3, Chapter 23

20:12


Part 3, Chapter 24
Part 3, Chapter 24

07:14


Part 3, Chapter 25
Part 3, Chapter 25

14:12


Part 3, Chapter 26
Part 3, Chapter 26

27:57


Part 3, Chapter 27
Part 3, Chapter 27

16:28


Part 3, Chapter 28
Part 3, Chapter 28

02:21