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Book Title: Orhan's Inheritance|
The author of the book: Aline Ohanesian
Format files: PDF
The size of the: 32.40 MB
Edition: Algonquin Books
Date of issue: April 7th 2015
ISBN 13: 9781616204914
Read full description of the books Orhan's Inheritance:3.5 rounded to 4 stars
The first time I heard of the Armenian Genocide was when I read the Sandcastle Girls by Chris Bohjalian and at the time I wondered how I had come that far in life without having heard of it . Just recently in the news , I saw that there were commemoration of the one hundred anniversary of this horrific time in history and I thought it was about time that some public attention and remembrance was paid to the 1.5 million Armenians who were killed or sent to their death by being deported into the Syrian desert around WWI .
Inspired by her grandmother's story , Aline Ohanesian tells the story of survival amid starvation, brutality, rape , death that this people were made to suffer. The novel doesn't start out with the history we will come to know but it begins in 1990 with a young Turkish man Orhan who is trying to uncover the secrets of his newly deceased grandfather's past . He comes to the United States and meets Seda , a ninety year woman in an Armenian nursing home . Thus the alternating narratives begin as Seda's takes us back to Turkey in 1915 and the horrors come to life . What also comes to life is the strength of family and a beautiful love story.
I'm not sure if Aline Ohanesian's grandmother is living or not but I'm sure that with this debut novel she has definitely made her grandmother proud .
Thank you to Algonquin Books and NetGalley .
Read information about the authorOrhan's Inheritance is shortlisted for the Dayton Literary Peace Prize and was long listed for the Center For Fiction First Book Prize. Aline Ohanesian grew up in Northridge California and currently lives in San Juan Capistrano with her husband and two sons. Orhan's Inheritance is her first novel.
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