Let the Lion Eat Straw

Paperback | June 28, 2005

byEllease Southerland

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Hailed upon publication by writers and critics alike, including Shirley Hazzard and Charles Johnson, Let the Lion Eat Straw is a dazzling novel that tells the story of Abeba Williams, whose mother abandons the poverty of the South –– and in the process her daughter –– for opportunities up North. Missing her mother, she clings to Mamma Habblesham, a woman with enviable reserves of love and hope. Their affection for each other seems boundless –– until Abeba's mother returns to take her to Brooklyn.

As Abeba grows up, her exceptional musical talent promises to be an avenue of escape. But a handsome singer distracts her, and opportunities that once seemed so close begin to fall away. Now married with children of her own, she fights to maintain the dignity of her family. Let the Lion Eat Straw is a revelation of the glory in apparently ordinary lives.

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Hailed upon publication by writers and critics alike, including Shirley Hazzard and Charles Johnson, Let the Lion Eat Straw is a dazzling novel that tells the story of Abeba Williams, whose mother abandons the poverty of the South –– and in the process her daughter –– for opportunities up North. Missing her mother, she clings to Mamma ...

"As moving as it is wisely, lyrically told." (O magazine)
Format:PaperbackDimensions:192 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.44 inPublished:June 28, 2005Publisher:HarperCollinsLanguage:English

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ISBN - 10:0060724218

ISBN - 13:9780060724214

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“Touching and lovingly crafted, Let the Lion Eat Straw has been away from us too long.”