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    DescriptionThe Ottoman Empire, 1915 On the Black Sea coast, Anyush Charcoudian dances at her friend's wedding, dreaming of a life beyond her small Armenian village. Defying tradition, she embarks on a secret and dangerous affair with a Turkish officer, Captain Jahan Orfalea. As the First World War rages, the Armenian people are branded enemies of the state, and atrocities grow day by day. Torn apart and catapulted into a struggle to survive in the face of persecution and hatred, the lovers strive desperately to be reunited.

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    Authors and contributors
    By (author) Martine Madden
    Physical properties
    Format: Paperback
    Number of pages: 384
    Width: 155 mm
    Height: 228 mm
    Thickness: 23 mm
    Weight: 489 g
    ISBN 13: 9781847175663
    ISBN 10: 184717566X

    Nielsen BookScan Product Class 3: F2.3
    BIC E4L: HIS
    BIC subject category V2: FV
    BISAC V2.8: FIC014000
    DC23: 823.92
    Obrien Categories: 02
    Thema V1.0: FV
    BIC E4L: HST
    O'Brien Press Ltd
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    Publication date
    15 May 2014
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    Author Information
    Martine Madden was born in Limerick, worked in Dublin and later moved to the United Arab Emirates with her husband John. The stories recounted to her by the Armenian diaspora there prompted her interest in Armenian history and formed the basis of the novel Anyush. Martine returned to Ireland in 1990 and now lives in the Midlands with her husband and five children.
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    A haunting love story set against the sweeping historical events that shaped the modern Orient. -- Conor O'Clery A deeply touching, powerful and vividly described love story set amidst the barbarism of Armenian genocide. Julia Kelly, author of With My Lazy Eye A beautiful and haunting work. -- Donal Ryan a compelling heartrending tale of love, loss and survival intertwined within the factual base of the Armenian genocide. This thought provoking story is set in a period of atrocities that may not be known to many, yet the author has the ability not only to transport you through time, her vivid descriptions engage all of your senses, shaping the land and people around you. You witness the very best and the very worst of people; while throughout a fledgling love fights to exist, to grow, to survive ... This is a novel for your book shelves, to read again and mull over, to question - can love really conquer all? -- Lovereading.co.uk a powerful story of love and loss ... poignant and heartbreaking in equal measure ... well written ... a commendable and timely debut novel -- http://jaffareadstoo.blogspot.ie/ unforgettable -- Irish Examiner a haunting love story ... meticulously researched and moving ... the sort of book that gets under your skin and stays with you long after you have finished reading it ... a haunting and beautifully written first novel -- Irish Independent an ambitious novel -- Books Ireland a finely written and moving debut ... Madden is a natural storyteller ... memorable and poignant -- Sunday Times' Culture Martine Madden has written a work of fiction that deserves its place on every bookshelf, alongside The Kite Runner, A Thousand Splendid Suns ... I didn't just read this book, I inhaled it. The sights, smells and atmosphere were written with such clarity and were respectful of the period -- Bleachhouse Library Madden portrays the injustices of a tiered system with clarity and compassion ... the book excels in its description of local culture, landscape, architecture and language ... a worthwhile read -- Irish Times