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ISBN: 9781920731274
Pages: 352
Publication year: 2007
Publisher: Fremantle Press
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The Edge of the World

Written by Marcella Polain

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The Edge of the World is a powerful, monumental story of an Armenian family, spanning one hundred years, five countries and several generations. A family fragmented by genocide, exile and emigration, but which, through extraordinary acts of courage and compassion, is eventually brought together again — albeit utterly changed. A compelling, imaginative and beautifully written story of a remarkable family.

PRAISE FOR THE BOOK

‘ … it is an extraordinary and intimate rendering of a family story with the real potential to contribute to the rewriting of a concealed ethnic history.’ Indigo

‘Polain has given us more than just a harrowing account of what happened to her people. She has told a story that is quite beautiful and poetic. This is a creative achievement.’ Courier-Mail

 

Awards

Commonwealth Writers’ Prize (Shortlisted 2008)



Pages: 352
Publication Year: 2007
Publisher: Fremantle Press
ISBN: 9781920731274
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Marcella Polain

Dr Marcella Polain was born in Singapore and immigrated to Perth when she was two years old, with her Armenian mother and Irish father. She has a background in theatre and screen writing, and has lectured in the Writing program at Edith Cowan University. She was founding WA editor for the national poetry journal Blue […]