The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears - Chapters 1-2 Summary & Analysis

Dinaw Mengestu
This Study Guide consists of approximately 40 pages of chapter summaries, quotes, character analysis, themes, and more - everything you need to sharpen your knowledge of The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears.
This section contains 888 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears Study Guide

Summary

Chapter 1

The main character, Sepha, is waiting for his two friends, Ken and Joe, to come by his store for drinks. All three have been friends for 17 years. Each is an immigrant to America (Washington DC) from a different part of Africa. Joe is from the Congo, Ken is from Kenya, and Sepha is from Ethiopia. Since arriving in America, Ken has become a very successful engineer, and Joe works as a waiter at a high class restaurant. Sepha owns his own store, which he wishes to turn into a deli and eventually a restaurant, but recently he’s been having trouble just finding the motivation to open the store at all, blaming it on something that happened with his friend, Judith. Ken tries to motivate him and make him realize there’s a problem, but Sepha just doesn’t seem to care...

(read more from the Chapters 1-2 Summary)

This section contains 888 words
(approx. 3 pages at 400 words per page)
Buy The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears Study Guide
Copyrights
BookRags
The Beautiful Things That Heaven Bears from BookRags. (c)2016 BookRags, Inc. All rights reserved.
Follow Us on Facebook