(From the publisher):
Here is a novel of import and style, set in 1915-1917, the years of the Ottoman Turkish governmentís brutal campaign that resulted in the deaths of more than a million Armenians. Through a series of chapters that have the weight and economy of poetry, Micheline Aharonian Marcom introduces us to the stories of Anaguil, an Armenian girl taken in by Turkish neighbors after the death of her parents who now views the remains of her world through a Muslim veil; Sargis, a poet hidden away in his motherís attic, dressed in womenís clothing, and steadily going mad; Lucine, a servant and lover of the American consul; Maritsa, a rage-filled Muslim wife who becomes a whore; and Dickran, an infant left behind a tree on the long exodus from an Armenian village, who reaches with tiny hands to touch the stars and dies with his name unrecorded. Through these lives, we witness the vanishing of a people.
Original title: Three Apples Fell From Heaven
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European
Fiction→ General Fiction
Fiction→ Historical→ Asia→ Middle East