Not Even My Name
From a Death March in Turkey to a New Home in America, a Young Girl's True Story of Genocide and Sur
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|Format:||Electronic Book Text, 288 pages|
|Published In: ||United States, 01 April 2007|
A riveting account of exile from Turkish genocide, brought to light for the first time ever in Sano Halo's personal story
"Not Even My Name" exposes the genocide carried out during and after WW I in Turkey, which brought to a tragic end the 3000-year history of the Pontic Greeks (named for the Pontic Mountain range below the Black Sea). During this time, almost 2 million Pontic Greeks and Armenians were slaughtered and millions of others were exiled.
"Not Even My Name" is the unforgettable story of Sano Halo's survival, as told to her daughter, Thea, and of their trip to Turkey in search of Sano's home 70 years after her exile. Sano Halo was a 10-year-old girl when she was torn from her ancient, pastoral way of life in the mountains and sent on a death march that annihilated her family. Stripped of everything she had ever held dear, even her name, Sano was sold by her surrogate family into marriage when still a child to a man three times her age.
"Not Even My Name" follows Sano's marriage, the raising of her ten children in New York City, and her transformation as an innocent girl who was forced to move from a bucolic life to the 20th century in one bold stride. Written in haunting and eloquent prose, "Not Even My Name" weaves a seamless texture of individual and group memory, evoking all the suspense and drama of the best told tales.
About the Author
Thea Halo resides in New York City, as does her mother, Sano, who is now in her eighties.
"What illuminates the writing is Halo's heartfelt love for her brave mother. An unforgettable book." --"Booklist"
|Publisher: ||Picador USA|