The Hundred-year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey by Dawn Anahid MacKeenThe Hundred-year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey by Dawn Anahid MacKeen

The Hundred-year Walk: An Armenian Odyssey

byDawn Anahid MacKeen

Paperback | January 24, 2017

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Growing up, Dawn MacKeen heard from her mother how her grandfather Stepan miraculously escaped from the Turks during the Armenian Genocide in 1915, during which more than one million people-half the Armenian population-were killed. In The Hundred-Year Walk MacKeen alternates between Stepan's account, drawn from his long-lost journals, and her own story, as she attempts to retrace his steps, setting out alone to Turkey and Syria, shadowing her resourceful, resilient grandfather across a landscape still rife with tension. Dawn uses his journals to guide her to the places he was imperiled and imprisoned and the desert he managed to cross with only half a bottle of water. Their shared story is a testament to family, to home, and to the power of the human spirit to transcend the barriers of religion, ethnicity, and even time itself.
DAWN MACKEEN is an award-winning investigative journalist. She was a staff writer at Salon, Newsday, and Smart Money. Her work has appeared in the  New York Times Magazine,  Elle, the Los Angeles Times, and elsewhere.
Title:The Hundred-year Walk: An Armenian OdysseyFormat:PaperbackDimensions:368 pages, 8 × 5.31 × 0.91 inPublished:January 24, 2017Publisher:Houghton Mifflin HarcourtLanguage:English

The following ISBNs are associated with this title:

ISBN - 10:0544811941

ISBN - 13:9780544811942


Rated 5 out of 5 by from Wow! Sad truth of what armenian ancestors went through! My grandfather was 14 when the genocide started and he has seen stuff that hunted him all his life!
Date published: 2016-03-19