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Black Dog of Fate - Peter Balakian


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Peter Balakian




America & Genocide


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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.

    • One of the Los Angeles Times "Best Books of 1997"
    "All the best memoirs belong to the literature of quest. They are   ^' tales of discovery, stories of finding one's way back as well as forward. Peter Balakian's Black Dog of Fate is such a book."
    —Houston Chronicle

    "[A] fascinating and affecting memoir.... Written with great sensitivity, Black Dog of Fate is at once a family memoir, a history of the extermination of the Armenians in Turkey, and the story of a young man's passage into adulthood." - New York Times Book Review

    Peter Balakian is Professor of English at Colgate University and the author of four books of poems* most recently Dyer's Thistle. He received the 1998 PEN/Albrand Prize for best memoir. He lives in Hamilton, New York.f the] best memoirs of the summer...' Leaps from the babybooming suburbs of the '50s and '60s to the killing fields of Armenia."
    —USA Today

    Cover photos: Peter Balakian's Little League photo
    (1963), courtesy of the author. Kharpert, Armenia,

    I just saw Shindlers list on TV this week, and heard that Israel does not recognize the Genocide as well as America, what a smurge on the faces of the Victims of the Holocaust and the Soul of there ancestors as well as those who fought and died for this imaginary cause of Freedom in America the self proclaimed land of the BRAVE, I am so nausiated lately that I am selling the book. 07/19/15

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