April 1, 2002
April 1, 2002
In 1915 Vahan Kenderian is living a life of privilege as the youngest son of a wealthy Armenian family in Turkey. This secure world is shattered when some family members are whisked away while others are murdered before his eyes.
Vahan loses his home and family, and is forced to live a life he would never have dreamed of in order to survive. Somehow Vahan’s incredible strength and spirit help him endure, even knowing that each day could be his last.
Based on the experiences of the author's great-uncle, this is the story of 12-year-old Vahan Kenderian, an Armenian living in Turkey in 1915--the time of the Armenian Holocaust. Living a privileged life as the son of one of the richest Armenians in Turkey, Vahan is horrified when his house is suddenly invaded by Turkish soldiers. Vahan's father is taken captive, his brothers are shot and killed, and his sister commits suicide after being ******. For the next three years, Vahan, the only surviving member of his family, passes himself off as a Turkish deaf-mute--all the while fearing that his true identity will be discovered.
- Genre: Fiction + Literature Genres, Juvenile Fiction, Fiction + Literature Themes
- Subgenre: Social Issues / Self-Esteem + Self-Reliance, General, Social Issues / Prejudice + Racism, Historical / Europe, Literary Genres + Types of Novels
- Age: Teen
- Edition: Reprint
- Language: English
- Author: Adam Bagdasarian
- Online Item #: 11996816
- Store Item Number (DPCI): 248-32-2113
- ISBN: 9780440229179
- Item can be gift wrapped.
- Made in the USA or Imported