The vivid, loving novel of a people's journey - an extraordinary, powerful, moving novel of the lives of villagers during the tragic Armenian experiences in Turkey, told by the granddaughter of one of its victims.
In most of our minds, there is a faint memory of references to the Armenian massacres. During World War I, the Turkish authorities - concerned about the large Orthodox Christian community in their midst - decided to remove that threat to their national survival, so the Armenians were removed, deported, killed, or left to die in their hundreds and thousands - an earlier example of ethnic cleansing.
Micheline Aharonian Marcom has woven the stories of her characters on their epic journey, using myth and Armenian fables, family diaries and her own imagination, to create an inescapable sense of the terror of a world torn apart, but also of the ultimate instinct for survival of the human spirit.
- Publication Date:
- 01 / 02 / 2002
- 130 x 197mm