My Armenian Friend

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Arcade Publishing
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5.6 X 8.4 X 0.9 inches | 0.75 pounds

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About the Author
Andreï Makine is an internationally bestselling author. He is the winner of the Goncourt Prize and the Médicis Prize, the two highest literary awards in France, for his novel Dreams of My Russian Summers, which was also a New York Times Notable Book and a Los Angeles Times Best Book of the Year. Makine was born in Siberia in 1957 and raised in the Soviet Union. Granted asylum in France in 1987, Makine was personally given French citizenship by President Jacques Chirac. He now lives in Paris, France. Arcade Publishing has published eleven of Makine's acclaimed novels in English.
Praise for My Armenian Friendand Andreï Makine​

"In this moving and beautifully written novel about friendship and the plight of Armenians in the Soviet Union, Makine offers an elegant island of hope." --L'Express

"Growing up in a Siberian orphanage in the sixties marks one forever, but discovering a profound friendship in a persecuted Armenian community saves the narrator. Better than any writer, Makine knows just how to move from savage brutality, to the tender." --Figaro Magazine

"A poignant testimony to the history of a friendship between two young lads in a Siberian orphanage. When the narrator enters into the 'miniature Armenian kingdom' with his new friend, in the heat of the Soviet regime repression, magnificent figures emerge." --Lire

"The story unfolds with infinite grace between a troubled childhood and the Soviet Armenian genocide and travels elegantly, at the edge of the abyss." --Des Livres

"While this is not Makine's first great work of fiction, it may well be one of his most moving works. Carried by his pure classic writing, he identifies movingly the essential, from the surficial." --Le Figaro Litteraire

"As good as Stendhal or Tolstoy . . . I would rather read him than anyone else now writing." --Allan Massie, Literary Review

"One of the significant novelists of our age." --Stephanie Merritt, Observer

"Makine packs great steppes-full of history into compact, bejeweled boxes of prose." --Boyd Tonkin, Independent

"Makine's wonderful economy of image and phrase convey far more than one could think possible about the Russian soul." --Anthony Beevor, Daily Telegraph