Like Mengestu's own writing? "I think that's part of the joy of fiction, both in the writing and the reading. You're able to enter into other roles and other lives. Through them, you get an understanding of exactly who you are."
DINAW MENGESTU | Brookline Booksmith, 279 Harvard St, Brookline | October 25 at 7 pm | 617.566.6660 or brooklinebooksmith.com
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