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Family of Shadows - A Century of Murder, Memory, and the Armenian American Dream

Family of Shadows - A Century of Murder, Memory, and the Armenian American Dream

of: Garin K. Hovannisian

HarperCollins, 2010

ISBN: 9780062011602

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Family of Shadows - A Century of Murder, Memory, and the Armenian American Dream


 

As a world war rages through Europe in 1915, Ottoman authorities commence the systematic slaughter of 1.5 million Armeniansthe first genocide of modern history. A teenage boy named Kaspar Hovannisian is among the surviving generation of Armenians who escape the ruins of their ancestral homeland and build communities around the world. Kaspar follows the American dream to the San Joaquin Valley of California, where he cultivates a small farm and begins investing in real estate. But memories of Armenia burn stronga legacy of love, anguish, and faith in a national rebirth.Kaspar's son Richard leaves the family farm, ready to defend the history of a lost nation against the forces of time and denial. He helps pioneer the field of Armenian studies in the United States and becomes a worldwide authority on genocide. Richard's son Raffi is also hauntedand inspiredby the past. In 1989 he leaves his law firm in Los Angeles to stage the original act of repatriation to Soviet Armenia, where he goes on to play a historic role in the creation of a new and independent republic. Now, in a moving book that is part investigative memoir and part history of the Armenian people, Raffi's son, Garin Hovannisian, tells his family's storya tale of tragedy, memory, and redemption that illuminates the long shadows that history casts on the lives of men.