Six Cups of Persistence

Six Cups of Persistence : A 30-Year Struggle for Survival, Love, and the American Dream

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Six Cups of Persistence is an inspiring coming-of-age story, based on the real-life saga of a young Armenian boy's 30-year quest to find family, freedom, and success in a hostile world. Kacho Kachadourian enjoys the life of a typical twelve-year old boy living in Eastern Turkey in 1915, until the day soldiers arrest his father for treason. Then his whole world is shattered. A week later, his peaceful Armenian village of Dzovk becomes a killing field. Men and boys are taken away at gunpoint or summarily executed by soldiers. Gendarmes begin rounding up women and girls, enforcing a government-ordered deportation, and driving them out of the village in forced marches. To avoid certain slaughter, Kacho and his younger brother are sent into hiding in a neighboring village, posing as children of a Kurdish family. But after six years of hardship and isolation, Kacho makes the decision to find the surviving members of his family at any cost. Leaving his brother behind and the relative safety of the Kurds, he begins a dangerous odyssey alone, confronting countless challenges and his worst fears, on a journey spanning three decades across three more

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  • Paperback | 294 pages
  • 152.4 x 228.6 x 17.02mm | 508.02g
  • Createspace Independent Publishing Platform
  • United States
  • English
  • black & white illustrations
  • 1508767599
  • 9781508767596

About David R Swift

David Swift has enjoyed a number of diverse and varied careers over the years: advertising, general contracting, law enforcement, and hi-tech marketing to name a few. His love of motorcycle riding and touring ultimately led him to an on-line forum where he connected with other like-minded riders. In 2006, at one of their gatherings in Torrey, Utah, he first crossed paths with Larry Kachadourian. It was there, over several glasses of wine, that David first heard the amazing story of Larry's grandfather, Jimmy, and the seed for this novel was planted. David is currently researching his next novel and writing motorcycle travel articles. When they aren't working on their home and garden in Grass Valley, CA, he and wife, Janet, can usually be found exploring the great two-lane blacktops of North America and Europe on their more

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