- ISBN: 9781588368515 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
- ISBN: 1588368513 (electronic bk. : Adobe Digital Editions)
- Physical Description: 1 online resource (xvii, 277 pages)
- Publisher: New York : Random House, 
|General Note:|| B002LLRDTC (Amazon Standard Identification Number (ASIN))
Description based on print version record
|Bibliography, etc. Note:|| Includes bibliographical references.
|Formatted Contents Note:|| Flights -- Gusimbura.
|Summary, etc.:|| The Pulitzer Prize-winning author Tracy Kidder returns with the extraordinary true story of Deo, a young man who arrives in America from Burundi in search of a new life. After surviving a civil war and genocide, he ekes out a precarious existence delivering groceries, living in Central Park, and learning English by reading dictionaries in bookstores until he begins to meet the strangers who will change his life, pointing him eventually in the direction of Columbia University, medical school, and a life devoted to healing.
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