All the Light There Was (Paperback)

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On the day the Nazis march down the rue de Belleville, fourteen-year-old Maral Pegorian is living with her family in Paris, where, like many other Armenians who survived the genocide in their homeland, her parents have come to build a new life. The adults immediately set about gathering food and provisions, bracing for the deprivation they know all too well but Maral, her brother Missak, and their close friends Zaven and Barkev are spurred to action of another sort, finding secret and not-so-secret ways to resist their oppressors. When Zaven and Barkev flee to avoid conscription, Maral finally realizes that the Occupation is not simply a temporary outrage to be endured and when only one brother returns after many fraught months, the contours of Maral's world are changed irrevocably.

About the Author


Nancy Kricorian, author of the novels Zabelle and Dreams of Bread and Fire, is a widely published poet, essayist, and activist. After graduating from Dartmouth, Nancy studied and worked in Paris before earning an MFAin writing at Columbia University.
Product Details
ISBN: 9781631529054
ISBN-10: 1631529056
Publisher: She Writes Press
Publication Date: October 7th, 2014
Pages: 314
Language: English