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The Shadows of 1915

The Shadows of 1915

by Jerry Burger
The Shadows of 1915

The Shadows of 1915

by Jerry Burger

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How long is the shadow of genocide? How does it affect the offspring of the survivors? And
how do survivors and their families retain a belief in justice when atrocities go unpunished?
These questions are addressed in Jerry M. Burger’s novel, The Shadows of 1915. The story
takes place in Central California in 1953, where Armenian immigrants and their families live
one generation removed from the 1915 murder of more than a million Armenians at the hands
of the Turkish government. An encounter between the sons of a genocide survivor and some
Turkish college students forces each of the main characters to make difficult decisions that pit
loyalty to family and community against personal and legal standards of right and wrong. It is
a story about a displaced group of people and the consequences of real historic events that
have rarely been examined in fiction. It is also a story about culture, family, recovery from
tragedy, and the nature of justice.

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Product Details

ISBN-13: 9781936135752
Publisher: Blazing Sapphire Press
Publication date: 07/15/2019
Sold by: Barnes & Noble
Format: eBook
Pages: 216
File size: 521 KB

About the Author

Jerry Burger has conducted nationally recognized research in personality and social psychology. He has published on obedience to authority, perceptions of personal control, and development of social norms. The Shadows of 1915 is his first novel, but his short stories have been published in Belleview Literary Review, Harpur Palate, Briar Cliff Review and other literary journals. His textbook, Personality, has gone through nine editions; his study, Returning Home: Reconnecting with our Childhoods (2011), explores emotional attachments people develop with childhood homes.

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