Old Gloves: A 20th Century Saga
|Rating||:||4.29 (890 Votes)|
|Number of Pages||:||160 Pages|
This is a quiet masterpiece of careful and affective writing.. The writing is spare and uncompromising, but the simple style shows its power to convey heart-wrenching emotional content. Badikian, one Chicago's most prominent Latina writers and lecturers, tells in her first novel the story of one family's decades-long journey across three continents, from the horrific death march to rid Turkey of unwanted foreigners, through the South American childhood of the novelist's persona, to the nostalic farewell as the parents as the return to Greece and leave their Chicago and their daughter, who in the frame of the story is writing down the family stories
Anne Carver said Beauty and horror, sadness and joy, wonderful!. How the image of old gloves resonates with me now. I felt I was there every step of the way and loved the journey, the historical and the personal.