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My last lament, James William Brown

Label
My last lament
Title
My last lament
Statement of responsibility
James William Brown
Creator
Author
Subject
Genre
Language
eng
Summary
Aliki is one of the last of her kind, a lamenter who mourns and celebrates the passing of life. She is a part of an evolving Greece, a country moving steadily away from its rural traditions. To capture the fading folk art of lamenting, an American researcher asks Aliki to record her laments, but in response, Aliki sings her own story. It begins in a village in northeast Greece, where Aliki witnesses the occupying Nazi soldiers execute her father for stealing a squash. Taken in by her friend Takis's mother, Aliki is joined by a Jewish refugee and her son, Stelios. When the village is torched and its people massacred, Aliki, Takis and Stelios are able to escape just as the war is ending. Fleeing across the chaotic landscape of a postwar Greece, the three become a makeshift family. They're bound by friendship and grief, but torn apart by betrayal, madness and heartbreak. Through Aliki's powerful voice, an unforgettable one that blends light and dark with wry humor, this book delivers a fitting eulogy to a way of life and provides a vivid portrait of a timeless Greek woman whose story of love and loss is eternal.--
Summary
Asked by an American researcher to help with a Greek folk-art project, a Greek woman shares the story of her family in World War II, during which her father was executed by Nazi forces before escaping with a friend and a Jewish refugee in the wake of a village massacre
Storyline
Pace
Tone
Writing style
Character
Assigning source
from dust jacket
http://library.link/vocab/ext/novelist/bookUI
10552612
Cataloging source
DLC
http://library.link/vocab/creatorDate
1942-
http://library.link/vocab/creatorName
Brown, James William
Dewey number
813/.54
Index
no index present
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/resourcePreferred
True
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mourning customs
  • Refugees
  • Shadow shows
  • World War, 1939-1945
  • World War (1939-1945)
  • Mourning customs
  • Refugees
  • Shadow shows
  • Greece
Target audience
adult
Label
My last lament, James William Brown
Instantiates
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-339)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn946141904
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780399583407
Lccn
2016004357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946141904
Label
My last lament, James William Brown
Publication
Copyright
Bibliography note
Includes bibliographical references (pages 337-339)
Carrier category
volume
Carrier category code
nc
Carrier MARC source
rdacarrier
Content category
text
Content type code
txt
Content type MARC source
rdacontent
Control code
ocn946141904
Dimensions
24 cm
Edition
First edition.
Extent
341 pages
Isbn
9780399583407
Lccn
2016004357
Media category
unmediated
Media MARC source
rdamedia
Media type code
n
System control number
(OCoLC)946141904

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