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The first-born son of his generation, Peter Balakian grew up in a close, extended family, sheltered by 1950s and '60s New Jersey suburbia and immersed in an all-American boyhood defined by rock 'n' roll, adolescent pranks, and a passion for the New York Yankees that he shared with his beloved grandmother. But beneath this sunny world lay the dark specter of the trauma his family and ancestors had experienced--the Turkish government's extermination of more than a million Armenians in 1915, including many of Balakian's relatives, in the century's first genocide.

In elegant, moving prose, Black Dog of Fate charts Balakian's growth and personal awakening to the facts of his family's history and the horrifying aftermath of the Turkish government's continued campaign to cover up one of the worst crimes ever committed against humanity. In unearthing the secrets of a family's past and how they affect its present, Black Dog of Fate gives fresh meaning to the story of what it means to be an American.

About the Author

Peter Balakian is the author of The Burning Tigris: The Armenian Genocide and America's Response, winner of the Raphael Lemkin Prize and a New York Times best seller, as well as June-tree: New and Selected Poems 1974-2000. He is Donald M. and Constance H. Rebar Professor of the Humanities at Colgate University.

Product Details

ISBN:
9780767902540
Author:
Balakian, Peter
Publisher:
Broadway
Location:
New York :
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Biography
Subject:
Sociology - General
Subject:
Poets
Subject:
Former Soviet republics
Subject:
Armenian massacres, 1915-1923
Subject:
Poets, American
Subject:
Armenian Americans -- New Jersey -- Biography.
Subject:
Family
Subject:
Poets, American -- 20th century.
Subject:
General Biography
Copyright:
Edition Number:
1
Edition Description:
Trade paper
Publication Date:
19980504
Binding:
Paperback
Grade Level:
General/trade
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Yes
Pages:
304
Dimensions:
8.19x5.54x.87 in. .60 lbs.

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