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Original Essays | September 15, 2014

Lois Leveen: IMG Forsooth Me Not: Shakespeare, Juliet, Her Nurse, and a Novel



There's this writer, William Shakespeare. Perhaps you've heard of him. He wrote this play, Romeo and Juliet. Maybe you've heard of it as well. It's... Continue »
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The Daydreaming Boy

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A masterful, fabulously realized depiction of the internal dislocation of a refugee--a fictional self-portrait that is at once lyrical and phantasmagorical, hallucinatory, and searingly acute. Named one of the best books of 2001 by the Los Angeles Times and The Washington Post, and a Notable Book by The New York Times, Micheline Marcom's impressive debut novel, Three Apples Fell from Heaven, depicted the lives shattered by the Turkish government's brutal campaign that resulted in the deaths of more than a million Armenians. Marcom's second novel, The Daydreaming Boy, carries forward the story of the refugees from the twentieth century's first genocide, and it shows the growth of this young writer as a gifted and fearless stylist. Vahe Tcheubjian is an upstanding, unremarkable member of the Armenian community of Beirut in the 1960s. He and his wife attend concerts, dinners, partake of the sophisticated, continental culture that marked pre-civil war Beirut as a cosmopolitan capital on the Mediterranean, the "Paris of the Middle East." But inside, he is in turmoil--wracked by memories of the escape from the campaign of genocide, the years spent in an Armenian orphanage, the brutalities of his fellow orphans, ferocious and desperate and unloved. Vahe seeks refuge in an outrageous and graphic fantasy life that flirts dangerously with emotional catastrophe, just as the Beirut he has come to adopt as his home edges toward destruction.

Product Details

ISBN:
9781573222648
Publisher:
Riverhead Hardcover
Location:
New York
Author:
Marcom, Micheline Aharonian
Subject:
General
Subject:
Literary
Subject:
Historical - General
Subject:
Historical fiction
Subject:
Lebanon
Subject:
Armenians
Subject:
Beirut
Subject:
General Fiction
Edition Description:
Hardback
Series Volume:
1277
Publication Date:
20040412
Binding:
Hardback
Grade Level:
from 12
Language:
English
Illustrations:
Y
Pages:
224
Dimensions:
800x1800
Age Level:
from 18

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