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The shadow king : a novel

Maaza Mengiste.
Summary
With the threat of Mussolini's army looming, recently orphaned Hirut struggles to adapt to her new life as a maid to Kidane and his wife Aster. Kidane, an officer in Emperor Haile Selassie's army, rushes to mobilize his strongest men before the Italians invade. His initial kindness to Hirut shifts into cruelty when she resists his advances, and Hirut finds herself tumbling into a new world of thefts and violations, of betrayals and rage. As the war begins in earnest, the Emperor goes into exile and Ethiopia quickly loses hope. Hirut helps disguise a gentle peasant as the emperor and soon becomes his guard, inspiring other women to take up arms against the Italians.

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Cy-Fair Library
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HCPL Fiction
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34028099933237
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Mengis
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HCPL High Meadows
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HCPL Fiction
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34028099933203
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HCPL Katherine Tyra @ Bear Creek
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HCPL Fiction
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34028099933245
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Mengis
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HCPL Maud Marks
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HCPL Fiction
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Mengis
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Tomball Library
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34028099933211
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Publication Year
2019
ISBN
9780393083569
039308356
Description
428 pages :