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A perfect Armenian : a novel

Author: Keri Topouzian
Publisher: Bloomfield Hills, Michigan : Hyevan Publishing, ©2012.
Edition/Format:   Print book : Fiction : English
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Tavid Kaloustian, a cunning and determined young Armenian, does whatever it takes to protect his family and friends from a quickly approaching genocide. Trained as a chemist to work in the silk industry, Tavid trades his knowledge for both survival and the hefty profit of the opium trade. He is a major player in the local black market, moving stealthily through enemy forces often disguised as one of "them." After  Read more...
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Genre/Form: Fiction
Historical fiction
Material Type: Fiction
Document Type: Book
All Authors / Contributors: Keri Topouzian
ISBN: 9780985412401 0985412402
OCLC Number: 847372538
Notes: Novel.
Description: 320 pages ; 24 cm
Responsibility: Keri Topouzian.

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Tavid Kaloustian, a cunning and determined young Armenian, does whatever it takes to protect his family and friends from a quickly approaching genocide. Trained as a chemist to work in the silk industry, Tavid trades his knowledge for both survival and the hefty profit of the opium trade. He is a major player in the local black market, moving stealthily through enemy forces often disguised as one of "them." After Turkish soldiers killed his beloved grandfather, Tavid's actions are fueled by rage. He becomes the misunderstood protector of his people; a charming one-man army, ready to take a life in order to save another. As he seeks justice, however, he learns that things aren't always, as they seem. He discovers that before his death, his grandfather had initiated a shrewd plan, setting Tavid on an obstacle-ridden path to reunite his family.

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A wild, entertaining ride into an unknown history and culture

by bluepearlgirl (WorldCat user published 2013-07-16) Excellent Permalink
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I love this book for many reasons but here are two: The first being that it reads like a house of fire and the second is that I learned more about a relatively unknown piece of history and culture than I could have in a history class. I was...
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