From Publishers Weekly
Arlen's memoir of his search for cultural identity in the Armenian heritage which his parents had disowned won the National Book Award in 1976.
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"More than an excursion into a place...the whole work glows like a jewel with the warmth of humanity and the appreciation, hard won, of both strength and weakness." --Eugenia Thornton, Cleveland Plain Dealer
"Beautifully written and stunning in its insight and honesty... One comes to see that the object of Arlen's search is not only, or even primarily, Armenia or Armenians, but himself and his father." --David Milofsky, Milwaukee Journal
"[A] moving, passionate book....written with a mixture of passion, puzzlement, sorrow, and outrage." --Jonathan Yardley, Washington Post
"Beautifully moving.... The reader becomes captivated with exotic tales from the past and joins Arlen's journey with zest in this quite marvelous record." --William Hogan, San Francisco Chronicle