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Review of ‘How to Read the Air’

Ethiopian writer Dinaw Mengestu’s second novel, How to Read the Air, provides an unforgettable look at an immigrant family adapting to life in America. Jonas, a high school teacher, is at loose ends thanks to his dying marriage. The son of Ethiopian parents Yosef and Mariam—anotstraither unhappily married pair—Jonas grew up in a tension-filled household…

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