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    (The Gendarme) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Mark Mustian The Armenian Genocide an old man just beginning to remember a young soldier falling in love and the search for forgiveness 45 starsThis book was haunting and beautifully written this last being all the noticeable and affecting given the utter ugliness and horror that the language is often portraying Mustian brings to life with searing vividness the sualor disease and everyday violence that made up the caravans

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    (The Gendarme) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Mark Mustian As a 2nd generation Diasporan Armenian I typically dread reliving stories about the Armenian Genocide that took place around 1915 in Western Turkey Growing up I heard enough stories from elderly relatives who survived many of whom lost wives h

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    read & download The Gendarme Mark Mustian ß 3 free read (The Gendarme) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Mark Mustian The Armenian Deportations of 1915 as presented by the other side a young Turkish man who is a gendarme or paramilitary policeman guarding a convoy of Armenians headed to Aleppo Syria The story flashes from the past to the present back and forth After this stint Ahmet Khan the protagonist now in the Turkish army is wounded mistaken by the British for one of theirs taken to a hospital and meets and marries Carol an America

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    read & download The Gendarme (The Gendarme) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Mark Mustian I so wish this rating system was different but I loved this book and learned so much from it Mainly I was deeply moved by Emmett Conn's story told through his dreams that took place 70 yrs earlier Emmett is now 92 yrs old and ready to die but his dreams return him to a time during WWI when his Turkish Gov commits genocide against mi

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    (The Gendarme) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Mark Mustian It's not a bad book It's a popular book popular fiction and I don't mean that in a bad way and as such it makes an act of history the Armenian Genocide accessible to people who don't know much or anything about itOn one level the novel functions as a mystery of one man's mind Is what Emmett is remembering real? How much of

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    (The Gendarme) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Mark Mustian read & download The Gendarme I can remember when this book first came out and all the hype about itto me it seemed like an over rated book that had hit gold with feel good reviews My immediate response to reading it was Mehit seems overhypedSkip forward six mont

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    (The Gendarme) [PDF DOWNLOAD] ✓ Mark Mustian First of all thank you Goodreads First Reads for the opportunity to preview this book With the one hundredth anniversary of the Armenian deportations only a few years away author Mark Mustian has set himself a daunting task to follow his character’s footsteps and to serve as a gendarme a guide in the wilderness For the most part he succeeds

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Ca There were many passages that I marked off as I read through thinking that I would choose one or two to uote in my review but now having finished the book I find myself unable to pick ust a couple The Gendarme is a novel about the two very different stories that make up one man s life Emmett Conn Ahmet Khan is a man at the end of his life He s 92 years old a widower and has two daughters neither of whom he is very close to After being diagnosed with a brain tumor he starts to dream about another life during another time in another land that during another time in another land that a young 17 year old gendarme in charge of driving a caravan of Armenians out of Turkey and into SyriaAhmet has very few memories of anything before his early twenties when he was found by the British on a battlefield and taken to a London hospital to Be Treated This Life That Comes To Him In Pieces treated This life that comes to him in pieces fragments is not one that he remembers yet as the story of it begins to unfold he recognizes it as his own and hungers for the complete picture and for the self knowledge that has so long alluded him This other tale is one filled with violence confusion anger guilt and love bordering on obsession Central to it is the young woman Araxie one of Ahmet s Armenian prisoners and their meeting seems fated with both lives irreparably and irrevocably changed as a resultThrough this novel the reader is given a stark look at the Armenian Genocide and Mustian takes an incredible chance by portraying it all through the eyes of one of the perpetrator s This is a heavy responsibility and a careful balance must be achieved but the author is able to pull it off and the book as well as its message are all the stronger because of it With his choice of heroes Mustian leaves the reader conflicted from the beginning for while we are able to relate to and sympathize with elderly Emmett Conn the young Ahmet Khan is a rapist and murdererHis actions are not described in a vacuum however and as we are shown the atrocities he witnesses and commits we are also given insight into his own confusion and uestioning over why this is all taking place and what the purpose is He is not an unwilling actor and should by no means be seen as such but the truth is that he is also a young man almost a boy who seems to be swept along by the events surrounding him doing what he s been told to do accepting the reasoning behind it and not uestioning at first whether it s right or wrong As the full of Ahmet s story is revealed to Emmett he is left with the pressing and urgent need to find the woman whom he loved so profoundly and to beg her forgivenessOne criticism I can t go without mentioning is that I could never uite figure out Emmett s feeling towards and relationship with his wife Carol She remained something of an enigma to me throughout the book and although she s not actively present in either the main story or the flashbacks I thought she should have nonetheless been fully developed I m also not certain how I feel about the conclusion in the second to last chapter it brought me to tears but I think the story might have been served better and the reader left satisfied if it had been written in a different manner It would be a spoiler if I wrote anything or included my suggestionI m curious to see what the reaction to The Gendarme will be given the political tensions and continued sensitivity that surround the Armenian Genocide including even using the word genocide I think the book would make an excellent book club selection and might be further enhanced by being read alongside a non fiction account One that the author mentions is Peter Balakian s Black Dog of Fate An American Son Uncovers His Armenian Past and there is also The Burning Tigris The Armenian Genocide and America s Response by the same author both of which are highly rated I myself have not read eitherOverall I would highly recommend this book it is a well written emotionally involving and deeply moving story Mustian seeks to highlight the importance of seeking forgiveness and the necessity of remembering and he succeeds wonderfully The Gendarme is about forgiveness and guilt memory and forgetting acknowledgement and denial love and hate and the strength of the human spirit and the complexity of human beings It reinforces the undeniable truth that we can never be ust one thing or one act but that we are defined by a culmination of all aspects of our character and all the actions and decisions that we make throughout our lifeIn one of the last pages a character remarks A few things remain seared so deep as to defy alteration Maybe there are some things that should be passed on that should never be forgotten p283 This is echoed in Mustian s Author s Note where he writes Remembering is living Forgetting as Ahmet Khan learns has its costs We want to know Sometimes that knowledge is painful or inconvenient or even damning But it is essential It exposes us for what we have been and can be This review is of an advanced copy format of the bookWritten on August 5 2010. Rney to find Araxie and beg her forgiveness Mark Mustian has written a remarkable novel about the power of memory and the ability of people individually and collectively to forget Depicting how love can transcend nationalities politics and religion how racism creates divisions where none truly exist and how the human spirit fights to survive even in the face of hopelessness The Gendarme is a transcendent novel. .



Nian girl not much younger than and falls in love although He Does His Share does his share cruel things on brutal trek Now 92 years of age he searches for his past as a young man in Turkey he doesn t remember much before the British hospital How much is true how much are dreams or visions through seizures He searches for Araxie whom the dreams have brought to life again for him This beautifully written novel was depressing but a page turner The ending seemed a little too pat And I disliked his daughters Some of the present day incidents seemed a bit implausible especially his drive to New York I did wonder about a 17 year old as leader of a group of gendarmes I thought that was very young for a position of responsibility Highly recommended I felt it showed the endurance of love amidst obstacles As a 2nd generation Diasporan Armenian I typically dread reliving stories about the Armenian Genocide that took place around 1915 in Western Turkey Growing Genocide that took place around 1915 in Western Turkey Growing I heard enough stories from elderly relatives who survived many of whom lost wives husbands children parents and friends But my sister s avid recommendation of this book prompted me to try it Mark Mustain uses an ingenious plot device a brain tumor that spurs recollections from many decades before The protagonist would ust as soon keep the memories buried until bits and pieces start coming together to provide a compelling reason for him to follow up in the present day The characters are well drawn and the story moves along uickly The Gendarme in the title reveals enough moral complexity to elicit a measure of empathy from this reader despite his worst actions He is above all a human being with a conscience as we would hope all people are even those who perpetrate horrors on others After evil has occurred the clock cannot be turned back The most we can hope for is that the perpetrators come to understand the effects of their actions and seek whatever resolution they can if not forgiveness at least acknowledgment 45 stars and rounding up because I thought the writing was so powerful and beautiful Very different historical background Turkey and the Armenian deportationsgenocide and a compelling story of one man coming to terms with his history his actions and the one woman he could never forget The Gendarme FlowerWhy do you pick up a book What makes that book alluring as opposed to the one next to it Everyone has their sucker points I m a sucker for maps uniue type styles fabrics patterns shoes with no feet in them But never never ever feet with no shoes on them dishes tea kettles and tea pots partially revealed figures and the ust plain pretty Since I buy lots of books there must be an awful lot of covers that peak my interest Of course you may udge a book worthy of picking up by it s cover but you don t always buy it I did touch and then buy The Gendarme by first time author Mark Mustian I had not heard anything about this novel prior to seeing it displayed in an independent bookstore but the cover is so striking shades of the National Geographic Afg I so wish this rating system was different but I loved this book and learned so much from it Mainly I was deeply moved by Emmett Conn s story told through his dreams that took place 70 yrs earlier Emmett is now 92 yrs old and ready to die but his dreams return him to a time during WWI when his Turkish Gov commits genocide against millions of Armenians His true love Araxie was a deportee then the plight of these people is vividly described The extermination of Jews was not the only unbelievebly cruel injustice that occurred Thank you Mark Mustian for a ob well done Why after 70 yrs is Emmett remembering things he had forgotten for so long That s a good uestion best answered by any survivor of cruelties so indescribable or the perpetrators of that violence I would want to forget too Emmett s unflinching will to reconnect with his true love is a beautiful story of love and committment and strength I found The Gendarme eual parts interesting and disturbing I knew nothing about the Armenian genocide and although I was glad to be enlightened to those events it was definitely a tough read But this book left such a lasting impression that I m glad I kept enduringEmmett Conn fought in WWI and was injured Through some sort of twist of fate The Armenian Genocide an old man ust beginning to remember a young soldier falling in love and the search for forgiveness 45 starsThis book was haunting and beautifully written this last being all the noticeable and affecting given the utter ugliness and horror that the language is often portraying Mustian brings to life with searing vividness the sualor disease and everyday violence that made up the caravans tent cities and refugee destinations of the Armenian Genocide He uses the same blunt simplicity to describe both the rape of a woman trying to save her child in wartime Turkey and the seemingly unbridgeable gap existing between a daughter and her dying father at the end of the 20th century in Ameri. That Emmett has been beset by memories of events he and others have denied or purposely forgotten In Emmett's dreams he's a gendarme escorting Armenians from Turkey A young woman among them Araxie captivates and enthralls him But then the trek ends the war separates them He is injured Seven decades later as his grasp on the boundaries between past and present begins to break down Emmett sets out on a final Are All Guys Assholes?: More Than 1,000 Guys in 10 Cities Reveal Why They're Not, Why They Sometimes Act Like They Are, and How Understanding Their ... Will Solve Your Guy Drama Once and For All jou. First of all thank you Goodreads First Reads for the opportunity to preview this book With the one hundredth anniversary of the Armenian deportations only a few years away author Mark Mustian has set himself a daunting task to follow his character s footsteps and to serve as a gendarme a guide in the wilderness For the most part he succeeds admirablyAs Mr Mustian writes in the epilogue Genocide perhaps represents the ugliest of human deeds the mass killing of often defenseless fellow beingsSaying it didn t happen is a mere recipe for recurrence The focus is on one gendarme a 92 year old Turkish man named Ahmet Kahn on the verge of senility with a non operable brain tumor who must examine memories of events that he has previously denied or purposely forgotten Many years ago in World War I he was a gendarme charged with escorting Armenians across the border from Turkey to Syria Many died from the grueling march and the lack of proper food and shelter and medicineWomen in particular had a tough time of it they were freuently used as the playthings of the Turkish men who have grown hard and bored and demand women to do their physical bidding before killing them One woman captures Ahmet s attention her name is Araxie and her eyes are her exotica one nearly turuoise one greenish brown Ahmet falls head over heals for her sheltering her from the excesses of the trek that become for all intensive purposes a true genocide Araxie demands of him Why notust shoot us all now What is it about us you hate so And he must answer impotently I am only a small piece of the puzzle I have a ob to do I did not ask for it nor have I uestioned its rationale As in books from the past Sadie Jones Small Wars for example or the famous A Separate Peace Ahmet must eventually realize that his answer is non satisfactory and that his love for Araxie outweighs the senseless slaughterThe novel is divided into two portions the present day where Emmett Conn suffers through mental disorientation hospital confinement and the coldness of his grown daughter and the past where Ahmet Kahn same person struggles to survive amidst swollen corpses monstrous murders and clannishness duplicity and trickery As the memories swell in intensity the reader must ask How much of his memory is true and how much is a product of extreme guilt What happened and what didn t There are no clear answers But as Mr Mustian writes The point of the story seemed to be that to think is to forget to filter from the mind the unnecessary I have told myself this repeated it to myself I have called it our gift from God This headstrong heedless survival At the end of the day love does surviveand so do the never relenting memories Mr Mustain states in his epilogue Decades on even centuries on our shared history remains vital I can remember when this book first came out and all the hype about itto me it seemed like an over rated book that had hit gold with feel good reviews My immediate response to reading it was Mehit seems overhypedSkip forward six months and it was announced that this was the choice for the live book club I am a part of I was less than thrilled I WAS SO WRONG IT ISN T EVEN FUNNY This book is so much than what I thought it was going to be Normally In Reading I in reading I one to make udgements re the characterssituations very uickly What I love most about this book is that I am ambivelent re the main characterpart of me thinks he is disgusting excuse of a human being as he is coming to the end of his life and reflecting on things done in the past and part of me feels empathy for him I know for me that is a good book I read so uic It s not a bad book It s a popular book popular fiction and I don t mean that in a bad way and as such it makes an act of history the "Armenian Genocide accessible to people who don t know much or anything about itOn one level the novel functions as "Genocide accessible to people who don t know much or anything about itOn one level the novel functions as mystery of one man s mind Is what Emmett is remembering real How much of what he is relating is true On another level it doesn t uite work as a love story This is because we only get Emmett s view and at times that is problematic This ties into the idea of what is real and what isn t But that ties into the uestion of how much do we trust Emmett Which makes it an interesting book if not a great
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The Armenian of 1915 as presented by the other side a young Turkish man who is a gendarme or paramilitary policeman guarding a convoy of Armenians headed to Aleppo Syria The story flashes from the past to the present back and forth After this stint Ahmet Khan the protagonist now in the Turkish army is wounded mistaken by the British for one of theirs taken to a hospital and meets and marries Carol an American nurse taking an Anglicized version of his old name Emmett Conn She brings him to the States where he has a fulfilling career as plumber then builder After a prolonged illness and his caring for her Carol dies Emmett has a brain tumor and only remembers his past life in flashes He remembers meeting an Arme. What would you do if the love of your life and all your memories were lost only to reappear but with such shocking revelations that you wish you had never remembered Emmett Conn is an old man near the end of his life A World War I veteran he's been affected by memory loss since being injured during the war To those around him he's simply a confused man fading in and out of senility But what they don't know is. ,
The Gendarme