Someone Like Us, A heartbreaking novel about family and exile, from the winner of the Guardian First Book Award
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Someone Like Us

A heartbreaking novel about family and exile, from the winner of the Guardian First Book Award

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'Masterful . . . haunting and vibrantly alive'
Steve Toltz, author of Here Goes Nothing

A heartbreaking novel about loss, family and exile, from the winner of the
Guardian First Book Award

After abandoning his once promising career as a journalist in search of a new
life in Paris, Mamush meets Helen - a photographer whose way of seeing the
world shows him the possibility of finding not only love, but family. Now,
five years later, with his marriage on the verge of collapse, he leaves his
young family and returns to the close-knit immigrant Ethiopian community of
Washington DC that defined his childhood.

At its center is Mamush's stoic, implacable mother, and Samuel, the larger-
than-life father-figure whose ceaseless charm and humor have always served as
cover for a harder, more troubling truth. But on the same day that Mamush
arrives home in Washington, Samuel is found dead in his garage.

What follows is an unexpected journey across America in search of answers to
questions Mamush has been told never to ask. As he does so, he begins to
understand that perhaps the only chance he has of saving his family and making
it back home is to confront not only the unresolved mystery around Samuel's
life and death, but his own troubled memories, and the years spent masking
them.

'Dinaw Mengestu thinks deeply about how stories are told, especially migrant
tales'
New York Times
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