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Author Vosganian, Varujan, author.

Title The book of whispers / Varujan Vosganian ; translated from the Romanian by Alistair Ian Blyth.

Publication Info. New Haven : Yale University Press, [2017]


Location Call No. Status
 GDL Central Library Genocide Memorial Collection    FIC VOSGANIAN,VAR    Available
Description xi, 346 pages ; 24 cm
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Series Margellos world republic of letters book
Margellos world republic of letters book.
Note Translated from the Romanian; original title: Cartea șoaptelor.
Summary "A harrowing account of the Armenian Genocide documented through the stories of those who managed to survive and descendants who refuse to forget. The grandchild of Armenians who escaped widespread massacres during the Ottoman Empire a century ago, Varujan Vosganian grew up in Romania hearing firsthand accounts of those who had witnessed horrific killings, burned villages, and massive deportations. In this moving chronicle of the Armenian people's almost unimaginable tragedy, the author transforms true events into a work of fiction filled with uplifting hope, resilience, and life force, firmly grounded in survivor testimonies and historical documentation. Across Syrian desert refugee camps, Russian tundra, and Romanian villages, the book chronicles individual lives destroyed by ideological and authoritarian oppression. But this novel tells an even wider human story. Evocative of all the great sufferings that afflicted the twentieth century--world wars, concentration camps, common graves, statelessness, and others--this book belongs to all peoples whose voices have been lost. Hailed for its documentary value and sensitive authenticity, Vosganian's work has become an international phenomenon."--Dust jacket.
Subject Armenian massacres, 1915-1923 -- Fiction.
Armenian diaspora -- Fiction.
Armenians -- Fiction.
Added Author Blyth, Alistair Ian, translator.
Added Title Cartea șoaptelor. English
ISBN 9780300223460 hardcover
0300223463 hardcover

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