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Author Balakian, Peter, 1951-

Title Black dog of fate : a memoir / Peter Balakian
Edition 10th anniversary pbk. ed
Published New York : Basic Books, 2009


Description 1 online resource (ix, 357 pages) : genealogical tables, map
Contents Preface to the tenth-anniversary edition -- Map of Armenia -- Family tree -- Part I: Black dog of fate ; The woman in blue ; Freedom, New Jersey -- Part II: Mother: An Armenian Jew in suburbia ; Tahn on Crabtree Lane ; Threads of silk -- Part III: Father: Saturday Autumn I ; Istanbul was Constantinople ; The other side of the bridge ; A creature of rock 'n' roll ; Saturday Autumn II -- Part IV: Chain of words: Benzene rinsings from the moon ; The Sioux chief ; "Kaddish" ; A princess in Byzantium ; Owls flying in the dark ; Words for my grandmother -- Part V: Bloody news: Before the Nazis ; The murder of a nation ; Fall from the clouds ; A thousand shoes ; A document and a photograph ; Dovey's story ; The cemetary of our ancestors ; Reading a skeleton -- Part VI: Commemoration: Times Square ; The open wound ; The fact of a house -- Part VII: Syria 2005: Going to Aleppo, May 2005 ; Bones -- Acknowledgments -- Sources and selected bibliography -- Reader's guide to the tenth-anniversary edition -- About the author
Summary In this tenth anniversary edition of his award-winning memoir, New York Times bestselling author Peter Balakian has expanded his compelling story about growing up in the baby-boom suburbs of the '50s and '60s and coming to understand what happened to his family in the first genocide of the twentieth century--the Ottoman Turkish government's extermination of more than one million Armenians in 1915. In this new edition, Balakian continues his exploration of the Armenian Genocide with new chapters about his journey to Aleppo and his trip to the Der Zor desert of Syria in his pursuit of his grandmother's life, bringing us closer to the twentieth century's first genocide
Bibliography Includes bibliographical references (pages 351-353)
Notes Print version record
Subject Balakian, Peter, 1951- -- Family
Balakian, Peter, 1951-
Armenian Genocide survivors -- United States -- Biography
Poets, American -- 20th century -- Family relationships
Armenian Americans -- New Jersey -- Biography
Armenian Genocide, 1915-1923
POETRY -- American -- General.
Armenian Genocide survivors
Armenian Americans
Armenian massacres survivors
Poets, American -- Family relationships
New Jersey
United States
Genre/Form autobiographies (literary works)
Form Electronic book
ISBN 9780786743704