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ZABELLE

Kricorian, Nancy

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ISBN 10: 0871137054 / ISBN 13: 9780871137050
Published by Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A., 1998
Condition: Fine Hardcover
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Signed by author on title page. Author's first novel is an exuberant and magical tale of an Armenian woman's life from childhood in Ottoman Turkey to her days as a grandmother in modern America. At its end, the narrative journeys once again into the past, bringing Zabelle's tale full circle. Fine, in fine, mylar-protected dust jacket. Bookseller Inventory # 1788

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Title: ZABELLE

Publisher: Grove/Atlantic, Incorporated, New York, NY, U.S.A.

Publication Date: 1998

Binding: Hardcover

Book Condition: Fine

Dust Jacket Condition: Fine

Signed: Signed by Author(s)

Edition: First Edition, First Printing

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Nancy Kricorian's first novel is an exuberant and magical tale of an Armenian woman's life, spanning from childhood in Ottoman Turkey to grandmotherhood in modern America. In vivid, poetic prose, Zabelle recounts the story of a lively heroine whose ordinary life is infused with the ghosts and memories of her extraordinary past.

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As Zabelle's family assembles for her funeral in present-day Massachusetts, it becomes clear that her children hardly knew her. But as this alternately comic and heartbreaking novel unfolds -- beginning with Zabelle's survival of the 1915 Armenian genocide in Turkey and her subsequent emigration to America for an arranged marriage -- an unforgettable character emerges.

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