This Friday and every Friday for the next couple of months, I will be featuring a book that was published under the Amy Einhorn Books imprint. I am starting with the 2009 books and will spotlight them in alphabetical order by year.
Mark Mustian's Gendarme won't be coming out until September 2010, so I don't have much more for you than the beautiful cover, the publisher's summary, and (I'm sorry) a bit of a wait!
To those around him, Emmet Conn is a 92-year-old man going in and out of senility. But what becomes frighteningly clear to Emmet is that the incredibly realistic dreams he is having are memories of events he, and many others, have denied or purposely forgotten. Exploring the Armenian Genocide, The Gendarme is a meditation on the power of memory--and the ability of people, individually, and collectively, to forget. It shows how racism creates divisions where none truly exist, how love can transcend nationalities and politics, and how the human spirit fights to survive even when it seems hopeless. It is a transcendent novel.Besides being an author, Mark is an attorney and Tallahassee City Commissioner. He has a Facebook page where you can watch for more information about this exciting title.
I admit that I am not up on the Armenian Genocide, which took place in the second decade of the twentieth century. I am looking forward to learning more from this promising historical novel.
This book was featured as part of the Amy Einhorn Books Reading Challenge (click to join the fun). For information about the imprint, please read Amy Einhorn's open letter posted here on January 25, 2010.
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To be published by Putnam/Amy Einhorn, September 2010