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Not Even My Name

A True Story

1st Picador USA Pbk. Ed edition

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Published by Picador in New York, New York, USA .
Written in English.

About the Book

Not Even My Name is a rare eyewitness account of the horrors of a little-known, often denied genocide, in which hundreds of thousands of Armenian and Pontic Greek minorities in Turkey were killed during and after World War I. As told by Sano Halo to her daughter, Thea, this is the story of her survival of the death march at age ten that annihilated her family, and the mother-daughter pilgrimage to Turkey in search of Sano's home seventy years after her exile. Sano, a Pontic Greek from a small village near the Black Sea, also recounts the end of her ancient, pastoral way of life in the Pontic Mountains.

In the spring of 1920, Turkish soldiers arrived in the village and shouted the proclamation issued by General Kemal Attatürk: "You are to leave this place. You are to take with you only what you can carry . . . " After surviving the march, Sano was sold into marriage at age fifteen to a man three times her age who brought her to America. Not Even My Name follows Sano's marriage, the raising of her ten children, and her transformation from an innocent girl who lived an ancient way of life in a remote place to a woman in twentieth-century New York City.

Although Turkey actively suppresses the truth about the murder of almost three million of its Christian minorities--Greek, Armenian, and Assyrian--during and after World War I, and the exile of millions of others, here is a first-hand account of the horrors of that genocide.

First Sentence

Tourists line the railing of the ferry.

Table of Contents

Book One: The Long Journey Home
1. The River of Dreams
2. The Long Journey Home
3. Recrossing
4. In the Blink of an Eye
5. Step by Step
6. One the Road to Iondone
Book Two: Not Even My Name
Historical Notation
7. Not Even My Name
8. A Caravan of Cows
9. Battles and Bells
10. The Year of the Snake
11. The Taking of Father
12. The Year of Famine
13. Winter Tales
14. The Drowned Man
15. From the Beginning of Time
16. Orders of Exile
17. Wait for Me
Book Three: The Exile
Historical Notation
18. The Long Road to Hell
19. Babies and Buzzards
20. Holding Death in My Arms
21. The Great Escape
22. The Great Giveaway
23. Raven, Raven
24. Touching the Hand of God
25. And Then There Were None
26. Little Loaves
27. Don't Look Back
28. Diyarbakir
29. On the Road to Aleppo
30. Say I Do
31. The Mysterious Little Blanket
32. The Big Bet
33. The Kidnapping
34. Crossing the Great Waters
Book Four: America, America
35. America, America
36. The Old and the New
37. Butcher, Baker, Candlestick Maker
38. Another Place Called Home
39. Doctor, Lawyer, Indian Chief
40. Abraham, Abraham
41. Mrs.
42. Go with God
Book Five: Journey's End
43. Abraham, My Own
44. Journey's End
45. A Diamond in the Ash
Notes

The Physical Object

Format Paperback
Number of pages 328
Dimensions 8.2 x 5.5 x 1 inches
Weight 10.4 ounces

ID Numbers

Open Library OL9423744M
ISBN 10 0312277016
ISBN 13 9780312277017
LC Control Number 00023536
Library Thing 1358846
Goodreads 255049

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