A NovelBook - 2016
In her extraordinary debut, Aline Ohanesian has created two remarkable characters - a young man ignorant of his families and his country's past, and an old woman haunted by the toll the past has taken on her life. When Orhan's brilliant and eccentric grandfather Kemal is found dead, submerged in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. He has left the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away, an aging woman in an Armenian retirement home in Los Angeles. Her existence and secrecy about her past only deepen the mystery of why Orhan's grandfather willed his home in Turkey to an unknown woman rather than to his own son or grandson.
Publisher: Chapel Hill, North Carolina :, Algonquin Books of Chapel Hill,, 2016
Copyright Date: ©2015
Characteristics: 351 pages :,map ;,21 cm.