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The Deli of Broken Dreams

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears by Dinaw Mengestu

Reviewed by Anya C. Yurchyshyn

"Dinaw Mengetsu's debut novel, The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears, tells the story of Sepha Stephanos, an Ethiopian immigrant living in Washington DC. Stephanos spends his days behind the counter of his failing deli trying to figure out how America works and how he can make it work for him. Instead of caring about wealth or standard status symbols like owning a home, he worries instead about achieving a different American Dream — making this fickle country feel like home...." Read the entire Esquire review.

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