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Trailer Ú The Gendarme PDF by ↠´ Mark Mustian Per non dimenticareCi sono libri che sembra siano loro a sceglierci Mi capitato di recente con questo romanzo che, mentre mi aggiravo tra gli scaffali della biblioteca alla ricerca di nuove letture, mi guardava attraverso gli occhi di una ragazza il cui volto stato enigmaticamente diviso tra la prima e la quarta di copertina Incuriosita, come rispondendo a quello sguardo, ho allora afferrato il volume dal ripiano sotto l etichetta letteratura americana titolo accattivante, nome dell autore sconosciuto Leggendo poi la sinossi sul risvolto, mi sono state sufficienti poche parole prima guerra mondiale, gendarme turco, colonne di deportati per comprendere quale fosse l argomento, subito confermato dalla nota biografica dello scrittore che sottolinea le sue origini armene.
Al genocidio del popolo armeno mi interessai in modo particolare all epoca in cui mi ero imbattuta ne La masseria de What Would You Do If The Love Of Your Life, And All Your Memories, Were Lost Only To Reappear, But With Such Shocking Revelations That You Wish You Had Never Remembered Emmett Conn Is An Old Man, Near The End Of His Life A World War I Veteran, He S Been Affected By Memory Loss Since Being Injured During The War To Those Around Him, He S Simply A Confused Man, Fading In And Out Of Senility But What They Don T Know Is That Emmett Has Been Beset By Memories, Of Events He And Others Have Denied Or Purposely Forgotten In Emmett S Dreams He S A Gendarme, Escorting Armenians From Turkey A Young Woman Among Them, Araxie, Captivates And Enthralls Him But Then The Trek Ends, The War Separates Them He Is Injured Seven Decades Later, As His Grasp On The Boundaries Between Past And Present Begins To Break Down, Emmett Sets Out On A Final Journey, To Find Araxie And Beg Her Forgiveness Mark Mustian Has Written A Remarkable Novel About The Power Of Memory And The Ability Of People, Individually And Collectively, To Forget Depicting How Love Can Transcend Nationalities, Politics, And Religion, How Racism Creates Divisions Where None Truly Exist, And How The Human Spirit Fights To Survive Even In The Face Of Hopelessness, The Gendarme Is A Transcendent Novel The haunting cover art, portraying a lovely young girl with two different colored eyes, is what first attracted me to this debut novel, The Gendarme Trust me, once you finish this story it will stay with you for days to come.
In 1990, Emmett Conn is a 92 year old Turkish American man, who is recovering from surgery for a brain tumor In Georgia, to his family and friends he seems confused or senile However, what has happened to Emmett is that after his surgery he is experiencing vivid dreams of World War I events he had previously or purposely forgotten Memories that were lost, perhaps due to a war injury, have now returned some 70 years later.
The novel goes back and forth in time to when Emmett was a Turkish Gendarme who brought Armenians from Turkey in a death march to Syria The original The Armenian Genocide, an old man just beginning to remember, a young soldier falling in love, and the search for forgiveness 4.
5 stars This book was haunting and beautifully written this last being all the noticeable and affecting given the utter ugliness and horror that the language is often portraying Mustian brings to life with searing vividness the squalor, disease, and everyday violence that made up the caravans, tent cities, and refugee destinations of the Armenian Genocide He uses the same blunt simplicity to describe both the rape of a woman trying to save her child in wartime Turkey and the seemingly unbridgeable gap existing between a daughter and her dying father at the end of the 20th century in America There were many passages that I marked off as I read through, thinking that I would choose Per non dimenticareCi sono libri che sembra siano loro a sceglierci Mi capitato di recente con questo romanzo che, mentre mi aggiravo tra gli scaffali della biblioteca alla ricerca di nuove letture, mi guardava attraverso gli occhi di una ragazza il cui volto stato enigmaticamente diviso tra la prima e la quarta di copertina Incuriosita, come rispondendo a quello sguardo, ho allora afferrato il volume dal ripiano sotto l etichetta letteratura americana titolo accattivante, nome dell autore sconosciuto Leggendo poi la sinossi sul risvolto, mi sono state sufficienti poche parole prima guerra mondiale, gendarme turco, colonne di deportati per comprendere quale fosse l argomento, subito confermato dalla nota biografica dello scrittore che sottolinea le sue origini armene.
Al genocidio del popolo armeno mi interessai in modo particolare all epoca in cui mi ero imbattuta ne La masseria de As a 2nd generation Diasporan Armenian, I typically dread reliving stories about the Armenian Genocide that took place around 1915 in Western Turkey Growing up, I heard enough stories from elderly relatives who survived, many of whom lost wives, husbands, children, parents, and friends But my sister s avid recommendation of this book prompted me to try it Mark Mustain uses an ingenious plot device a brain tumor that spurs recollections from many decades before The protagonist would just as soon keep the memories buried until bits and pieces start coming together to provide a compelling reason for him to follow up in the present day The characters are well drawn and the story moves along quickly The Gendarme in the title reveals enough moral complexity to elicit a measure of empathy from this reader despite his worst actions He is, above all, a human being wit As a 2nd generation Diasporan Armenian, I typically dread reliving stories about the Armenian Genocide that took place around 1915 in Western Turkey Growing up, I heard enough stories from elderly relatives who survived, many of whom lost wives, husbands, children, parents, and friends But my sister s avid recommendation of this book prompted me to try it Mark Mustain uses an ingenious plot device a brain tumor that spurs recollections from many decades before The protagonist would just as soon keep the memories buried until bits and pieces start coming together to provide a compelling reason for him to follow up in the present day The characters are well drawn and the story moves along quickly The Gendarme in the title reveals enough moral complexity to elicit a measure of empathy from this reader despite his worst actions He is, above all, a human being wit I found The Gendarme equal parts interesting and disturbing I knew nothing about the Armenian genocide, and although I was glad to be enlightened to those events, it was definitely a tough read But, this book left such a lasting impression that I m glad I kept enduring.
Emmett Conn fought in WWI and was injured Through some sort of twist of fate, he ends up recovering and moving to the United States, and he gets married and has children a normal, unremarkable life by many However, in his old age, as he s becoming ill, he is beset by strange dreams where he s remembering a past life At first, he can t understand how the cruel gendarme from his dream, ushering suffering Armenians out of Turkey, could be him But the dreams begin to paint a picture that he knows must be true And at the center of these memorie The Armenian Deportations of 1915 as presented by the other side , a young Turkish man, who is a gendarme, or paramilitary policeman, guarding a convoy of Armenians headed to Aleppo, Syria The story flashes from the past to the present back and forth After this stint, Ahmet Khan, the protagonist, now in the Turkish army, is wounded, mistaken by the British for one of theirs, taken to a hospital and meets and marries Carol, an American nurse, taking an Anglicized version of his old name, Emmett Conn She brings him to the States where he has a fulfilling career as plumber then builder After a prolonged illness and his caring for her, Carol dies Emmett has a brain tumor and only remembers his past life in flashes He remembers meeting an Arme I so wish this rating system was different, but I loved this book and learned so much from it Mainly, I was deeply moved by Emmett Conn s story, told through his dreams that took place 70 yrs earlier Emmett is now 92 yrs old and ready to die, but his dreams return him to a time during W.
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I when his Turkish Gov commits genocide against millions of Armenians His true love, Araxie, was a deportee then, the plight of these people is vividly described The extermination of Jews was not the only unbelievebly cruel injustice that occurred Thank you, Mark Mustian, for a job well done Why, after 70 yrs.
, is Emmett remembering things he had forgotten for so long That s a good question, best answered by any survivor of cruelties so indescribable, or the perpetrators of that violence I would want to forget, too Emmett s unflinching will to reconnect with his true love is a be I can remember when this book first came out and all the hype about it.
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to me, it seemed like an over rated book that had hit gold with feel good reviews My immediate response to reading it was Meh it seems overhyped.
Skip forward six months and it was announced that this was the choice for the live book club I am a part of I was less than thrilled I WAS SO WRONG, IT ISN T EVEN FUNNY This book is so much than what I thought it was going to be Normally, in reading, I am one to make judgements re the characters situations very quickly What I love most about this book is that I am ambivelent re the main character.
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part of me thinks he is disgusting excuse of a human being as he is coming to the end of his life and reflecting on things done in the past and part of me feels emp The Gendarme Flower Why do you pick up a book What makes that book alluring as opposed to the one next to it Everyone has their sucker points I m a sucker for maps, unique type styles, fabrics, patterns, shoes with no feet in them But never, never ever feet with no shoes on them , dishes, tea kettles and tea pots, partially revealed figures and the just plain pretty Since I buy lots of books there must be an awful lot of covers that peak my interest Of course you may judge a book worthy of picking up by it s cover but you don t always buy it I did touch and then buy The Gendarme by first time author Mark Mustian I had not heard anything about this novel prior to seeing it displayed in an independent bookstore but the cover is so striking shades of the National Geographic Afghan girl and so simple that I was compell First of all, thank you, Goodreads First Reads, for the opportunity to preview this book With the one hundredth anniversary of the Armenian deportations only a few years away, author Mark Mustian has set himself a daunting task to follow his character s footsteps and to serve as a gendarme, a guide in the wilderness For the most part, he succeeds admirably.
As Mr Mustian writes in the epilogue, Genocide perhaps represents the ugliest of human deeds, the mass killing of often defenseless fellow beings Saying it didn t happen is a mere recipe for recurrence The focus is on one gendarme a 92 year old Turkish man named Ahmet Kahn on the verge of senility with a non operable brain tumor who must examine memories of events that he has previously denied or purposely forgotten Many years ago in World War I he was a gendarme, charge The haunting cover art, portraying a lovely young girl with two different colored eyes, is what first attracted me to this debut novel, The Gendarme Trust me, once you finish this story it will stay with you for days to come.
In 1990, Emmett Conn is a 92 year old Turkish American man, who is recovering from surgery for a brain tumor In Georgia, to his family and friends he seems confused or senile However, what has happened to Emmett is that after his surgery he is experiencing vivid dreams of World War I events he had previously or purposely forgotten Memories that were lost, perhaps due to a war injury, have now returned some 70 years later.
The novel goes back and forth in time to when Emmett was a Turkish Gendarme who brought Armenians from Turkey in a death march to Syria The original

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