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EBRD Literature Prize The book of whispers

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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 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.

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Series EBRD Literature Prize Title The book of whispers
Subject Romanian Language English
Market Adolescent/Adult Level Fluent/native speakers
Publication Date January 2018 Authors Varujan Vosganian / Alistair Ian Blyth
Binding Hardback Pages 360
Size(mm) N/A Weight (gms) 628
ESB Code 55309 ISBN 9780300223460
Inspection Copy No Delivery Out of stock - expected on 11/07/2022 if you order today
  Price £18.99

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