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Author MacKeen, Dawn Anahid, author.

Title The hundred-year walk: an Armenian odyssey [Hoopla electronic resource] / Dawn Anahid MacKeen.

Edition Unabridged.
Imprint [United States] : Tantor Audio : Made available through hoopla, 2016.
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Description 1 online resource (1 audio file (11hr., 18 min.)) : digital.
Access Digital content provided by hoopla.
Cast Read by Neil Shah, Emily Woo Zeller.
Summary In the heart of the Ottoman Empire as World War I rages, Stepan Miskjian's world becomes undone. He is separated from his family as they are swept up in the government's mass deportation of Armenians into internment camps. Gradually realizing the unthinkable-that they are all being driven to their deaths-he fights, through starvation and thirst, not to lose hope. Just before killing squads slaughter his caravan during a forced desert march, Stepan manages to escape, making a perilous six-day trek to the Euphrates River. In his desperate bid for survival, Stepan dons disguises, outmaneuvers gendarmes, and, when he least expects it, encounters the miraculous kindness of strangers. The Hundred-Year Walk alternates between Stepan's saga and another journey that takes place a century later, after his family discovers his long-lost journals. Reading this rare firsthand account, his granddaughter Dawn MacKeen finds herself first drawn into the colorful bazaars before the war and then into the horrors Stepan later endured. Inspired to retrace his steps, she sets out alone to Turkey and Syria, shadowing her resourceful, resilient grandfather across a landscape still rife with tension.
System Details Mode of access: World Wide Web.
Subject Miskjian, Stepan, 1886-1974.
Armenian massacres, 1915-1923. -- Sound recordings.
World War, 1914-1918 -- Armenia. -- Sound recordings.
Armenian massacres survivors -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Young men -- Armenia -- History -- Biography. -- Sound recordings.
Escapes -- Armenia -- History -- 20th century. -- Sound recordings.
Desert survival -- Syria -- History -- 20th century. -- Sound recordings.
MacKeen, Dawn Anahid -- Family.
MacKeen, Dawn Anahid -- Travel -- Turkey.
MacKeen, Dawn Anahid -- Travel -- Syria.
Added Author Zeller, Emily Woo, narrator.
Shah, Neil, narrator.
hoopla digital.
ISBN 9781515923213 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
1515923215 (sound recording : hoopla Audio Book)
Music No. MWT11584439
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