Passage to Ararat by Michael Arlen
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In Passage to Ararat, which received the National Book Award in 1976, Michael J. Arlen goes beyond the portrait of his father, the famous Anglo-Armenian novelist of the 1920s, that he created in Exiles to try to discover what his father had tried to forget: Armenia and what it meant to be an Armenian, a descendant of a proud people whom conquerors had for centuries tried to exterminate. But perhaps most affectingly, Arlen tells a story as large as a whole people yet as personal as the uneasy bond between a father and a son, offering a masterful account of the affirmation and pain of kinship.
 

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Michael J. Arlen is also the author of several other books. He lives in New York.
 
Published July 1, 1975 by Farrar Straus & Giroux. 293 pages
Genres: Biographies & Memoirs, History, Travel, Education & Reference. Non-fiction

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Arlen's memoir of his search for cultural identity in the Armenian heritage which his parents had disowned won the National Book Award in 1976. (May)

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Arlen's memoir of his search for cultural identity in the Armenian heritage which his parents had disowned won the National Book Award in 1976.

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