By Getty Ambau

A relocating and riveting kinfolk saga, spanning 3 generations and working with their darkish and mysterious prior, set in a paranormal mountainous geographical region, in a global of monkeys, goats and spirits.

Desta, a seven-year-old boy and Abraham, his middle-aged father, are on separate yet parallel missions. The boy desires of mountaineering one of many mountains that circle his domestic to the touch the sky and run his arms in the course of the clouds. Abraham yearns to discover his personal lengthy misplaced father. every one faces a sequence of hindrances and every eventually realizes his dream, even if now not within the means he hoped.

In the heart of this sweeping novel is a 2,800-year outdated Solomonic gold coin, a kin heirloom that went lacking in addition to Desta's vanished grandfather 40 years previous. a logo of the family's monetary luck and private delight, this coin is without doubt one of the explanation why Abraham grew up fatherless and why his mom deserted her farmland property and got here to settle in an remoted, mountainous valley, environment the relations saga in movement.

There are many facets to DESTA that may be precious to the readers:
1. The issues we dream to complete in life—how and why we must always now not allow them to move. The little boy Desta serves as a very good instance. Desta endures such a lot of hardships and sacrifices lots for his dream of going to the mountaintop. He by no means fairly his dream even if his suggest older brother took him to the within reach river and attempted to drown him lower than the pretense of training him the best way to swim. He didn’t permit pass of his dream whilst a similar brother beat him up, broke his jaw and maimed his legs; whilst his father whipped him for letting the animals he used to be tending ask yourself off and smash the neighbor’s plants. Desta by no means forgot his ambition while he spent a chilly wintry weather evening hiding on best of a tree the place there have been a pack of hyenas sniffing for nutrients underneath his perch.

2. the significance of having a look past our horizon. This trait will open doorways to: new principles, new possibilities and new relationships. In DESTA, first it used to be the moon that drew his curiosity. Later it was once the sunlight, the sky and the clouds. Later nonetheless, it used to be what he couldn’t see past the mountains and the sky that stored him considering and dreaming approximately probabilities and higher possibilities for himself.

3.Our fears, our enemies. They colour our global, stunt our progress and get within the manner of relationships. we have to discover ways to conquer or dispose of them. Desta’s mom is deeply spiritual and he or she translates the unusualness of the boy as being possessed by means of the devil and hires a clergyman to return and exorcise the demon out of him. as a result of her angle and trust, Desta may perhaps by no means belief his mom. And the tow by no means had an exceptional relationship.

There are many related lifestyles classes during this novel. it is going to be nice for either adults and younger readers. moreover, the reader will take pleasure in studying and examining in regards to the problematic and interesting Ethiopian tradition and the very visible and magical environment.


Kayla Hieb
A touching and intensely inspiring tale. I had a true attachment to Desta’s personality and whilst unhappy issues occurred to him I felt undesirable. It’s additionally very pleasing and academic. I discovered much from this novel.

Justin Kah
An awesome novel! . . . Very varied from whatever i've got learn. There are a number of books i will learn constantly with no getting bored with them. This e-book is one in all them. It taught me many useful classes in addition to saved me entertained . . . jogged my memory in regards to the significance of following one’s dream irrespective of how difficult it might probably be.

Guicela Marissa Sandoval
Desta rather touched my center! i assumed the tale was once magical, hopeful, mysterious and adventurous . a true deal with to learn! Desta’s tale is considered one of inspirations!

Harbir Dhillon
I enjoyed the tale and easily couldn’t placed it down . . . I enjoyed the characters, in particular Desta . . . I enjoyed his decision and his reasons and the affection in his center. a really inspiring, heart-warming and academic story.

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