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The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears

by Dinaw Mengestu

The stories he invented himself he told with particular delight. They all began in the same way, with the same lighthearted tone, with a small wave of the hand, as if the world were being brushed to the sideā€¦

Dinaw Mengestu. Copyright Matthieu Zazzo.

Willing Davidson is a fiction editor at The New Yorker. Among other accomplishments, he edited Henry Roth's novel, An American Type, published in 2010, fifteen years after Roth's death.

Peter Tatian is a researcher at the Urban Institute's Metropolitan Housing and Communities Policy Center and an expert in housing policy, neighborhood indicators, and community development.

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