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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 excape 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.--
Assigning source
from dust jacket
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
LC call number
PS3552.R68566
LC item number
M9 2017
Literary form
fiction
Nature of contents
bibliography
http://library.link/vocab/subjectName
  • Mourning customs
  • Refugees
  • Shadow shows
  • World War, 1939-1945
Label
My last lament, James William Brown
Instantiates
Publication
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
1721410
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
  • (Sirsi) 1721410
  • (OCoLC)946141904
Label
My last lament, James William Brown
Publication
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
1721410
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
  • (Sirsi) 1721410
  • (OCoLC)946141904

Library Locations

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