CONVENT OF CYPRESSES, A HILL OF BONES
By Jirair Tutunjian
During the war years of 1915-16, the Turks slaughtered the Armenians. A genocide, forgotten and denied, took place. But Tutunjian, traveling into the desert in his father's steps - his father who survived by crawling as a child out of a hill of the dead - finds the bones, finds the root of who he is, and who the ki9llers are. A short book long on pain, long on discretion, totally authentic. This slim volume includes and introduction to the Genocide by Tutunjian, and features twenty-eitght historic photographs of the Armenian persecution, a Genocide map, illustrations to compliment the narrative, historical references, and web links.
Exile Editions (2001)