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The Shadow King: A Novel

The Shadow King: A Novel

by Maaza Mengiste

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Overview

Named a best book of the year by the New York Times, NPR, Elle, Time, and more, The Shadow King is an “unforgettable epic from an immensely talented author who’s unafraid to take risks” (Michael Schaub, NPR).

Set during Mussolini’s 1935 invasion of Ethiopia, The Shadow King takes us back to the first real conflict of World War II, casting light on the women soldiers who were left out of the historical record. At its heart is orphaned maid Hirut, who finds herself tumbling into a new world of thefts and violations, of betrayals and overwhelming rage. What follows is a heartrending and unputdownable exploration of what it means to be a woman at war.

Product Details

ISBN-13: 9780393358513
Publisher: Norton, W. W. & Company, Inc.
Publication date: 09/01/2020
Pages: 448
Sales rank: 277,493
Product dimensions: 5.50(w) x 8.25(h) x (d)

About the Author

Maaza Mengiste was born in Addis Ababa, Ethiopia. A Fulbright scholar and professor at Queens College, she is the author of Beneath the Lion’s Gaze and a 2018 recipient of a National Endowment for the Arts fellowship. She lives in New York City.

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