By Dawn Anahid MacKeen
“Readers will locate themselves drawn into the whirlpool of occasions, quickly forgetting the author's presence . . . robust, negative tales approximately what everyone is keen to do to different people—but leavened with wish and, finally, forgiveness.” —Kirkus Reviews
The inspiring tale of a tender Armenian’s harrowing get away from genocide and of his granddaughter’s quest to retrace his steps
becoming up, sunrise MacKeen heard fragments of her grandfather Stepan’s tale, of ways he used to be swept up within the lethal mass deportation of Armenians in the course of global conflict I and of ways he miraculously controlled to escape.
eager for a fuller photograph of Stepan’s lifestyles — and the misplaced domestic her family members fled — sunrise travels to Turkey and Syria, throughout a panorama nonetheless rife with stress. utilizing his newly came upon journals as a consultant, she reconstructs her grandfather’s odyssey to the a ways reaches of the Ottoman Empire. There, he stumbled on himself by myself and on a grueling demise march alongside the banks of the Euphrates River.
half reportage, half memoir, The Hundred 12 months Walk alternates among Stepan’s story of resilience and Dawn’s awesome trip, giving us an extraordinary eyewitness account of the 20 th century’s first large-scale genocide. It’s jam-packed with fringe of your seat escapes and money owed of lifesaving kindnesses within the harsh barren region. And it’s within the wilderness that sunrise reveals the unforeseen: the key to Stepan’s survival.
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