(The Gendarme) PDF/EPUB ☆ Mark Mustian

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  • The Gendarme
  • Mark Mustian
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  • 03 September 2020
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characters The Gendarme 107 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 jou. 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 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 Armenian girl not much younger than he and falls in love although he does his share of cruel things on the 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 Er ist wieder da is Profetiens Utvalgte Phenomena 1 injured Seven decades later as his grasp on the boundaries between past and present begins to break down Emmett sets out on a final jou. The Armenian Deportations of 1915 as presented by the other side a young Turkish man who An Infamous Army 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 L'Aiguillle creuse in the Turkish army Remote Viewers The Secret History of America's Psychic Spies 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 Cesario Gussago Sonate a uattro Sei Et Otti illness and his caring for her Carol dies Emmett has a brain tumor and only remembers his past life The Korean War in love although he does his share of cruel things on the brutal trek Now 92 years of age he searches for his past as a young man Sara och Clovnen som grät Sara #4 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 The Exclamation Mark Hesperus Classics incidents seemed a bit Enter the Dragon China's Undeclared War Against the US in Korea 1950 51 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 Bruce Lees Kampfstil 2 Bruce Lees Kampfstil #2 it showed the endurance of love amidst obstacles

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characters The Gendarme 107 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. 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 just plain pretty Since I buy lots of books there must be an awful lot of covers that peak my interest Of course you may judge 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 Afghan girl and so simple that I was compelled to grab it and have a look If my local chain store was stocking this title at all it was not in one of the many piles of books nor was it faced out in the new fiction section so it did not get my attentionThe gendarme is Emmett Conn Emmett is a World War I vet near the end of his life Although he s suffered from memory problems since being injured during the war that prevent him from remembering much of that experience and his life before it the war has defined his life Now strange dreams that may or may not be hidden memories from that time are intruding on his life In these dreams his status as a soldier is confused He is a gendarme escorting Armenians out of Turkey He is Ahmet Kahn and he is desperately in love with a young refugee named Araxie In Emmett s real life his relationships with his grown daughter and grandson are typically complicated and in need of repair To heal understand and forgive himself for what may have been his participation in the Armenian Genocide Emmett must extract the truth of his life from within these illusive and disturbing memories and dreams This was an excellent novel The different periods were brought off beautifully It was appealing to my love of historical fiction and the contemporary setting was successful as well and so did not suffer by comparison This is not a history of the genocide but the elements of it that are incorporated into the plot are written with enough authority to capture the level of horrors of that experience Mustian also writes movingly and believably about Emmett s two lives The book is told in the first person so our travels with Emmett could very easily have become a tiresome litany of I I I and that does not happen Emmett stays a provocative character throughout the book Not every character is as fully realized as Emmett and Araxie are but the strength of your interest in the two of them makes up for that lack Good job Mark MustianCongrats to the wily cover designer of The Gendarme You tempted me with your mad skills and it paid off big And By the way how much do you love the word gendarme anyway Don t you want to keep saying it Gendarme Great title choice That makes The Gendarme a triple threat terrific novel gorgeous cover and wonderful title PS That cover art reminded me of another recent triple threat novel The Heretic s Daughter Look here my friend They are practically twins What Is Gnosticism? is a transcendent novel. 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characters The Gendarme 107 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. 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 he ends up recovering and moving to the United States and he gets married and has children a normal unremarkable life by many However in his old age as he s becoming ill he is beset by strange dreams where he s remembering a past life At first he can t understand how the cruel gendarme from his dream ushering suffering Armenians out of Turkey could be him But the dreams begin to paint a picture that he knows must be true And at the center of these memories lies a beautiful womanI thought this was a creative plot line and although not a page turner it kept my interest as I was shifted back and forth between present and past With the amnesia we were able to get inside a war criminal s head without the inherent evil and hate This fact leaves the reader with a difficult conundrum what to do with Emmett Do we hate him or can we forgive him By all accounts Emmett led an ordinary life after his accident even a benevolent one considering that he faithfully took care of his ailing wife for so long But after he comes to know of his past and us too it s hard to look at him in the same way And yet he s still the same person That dichotomy is what makes him such an intriguing character I wonder that the author is somehow illustrating that piece of human nature that we all have this part of our personalities there ready to be activated or deactivated as with Emmett Are we all of us capable of such heinous crimes No matter what good a person does in the world could that same person be capable of the same level of action on the opposite the evil side of the spectrumAnd then there s Araxie this arrestingly beautiful Armenian woman Emmett somehow comes to believe he must protect her at all costs And his dreams do not put his mind at rest about what s happened to her What should he do with this information now that he s in his 90s What could he hope to do for her now How could he go his whole life long practically as one person to find out that he s someone else entirely Someone who probably should have spent his life in prison He is decent enough to know that He hasn t abandoned all the values and morals that govern human decency just because he once had none And yet there are sparks in his character in his sordid past that make you stop and wonder where in fact he went wrong What along his path led him to be vicious when he is capable of compassion at least in Araxie s case Perhaps compassion could only be compelled from him in the face of a strong and beautiful woman Although if he was to be as he should have been as a gendarme I mean a pretty face should have only made him the cruel It is his love for Araxie that becomes his saving grace It redeems him as a character When normally I would find him repulsive in fact it is hard not to do so I find his determination to save one woman very courageousBy the book s description I was expecting the main part of the text to be somewhat of a travelogue For EmmentAhmet to find out his true identity and make for Turkey in search of Araxie To spend weeks and months there leaving no stone unturned and then learn of himself and his past as he went from place to place But I have to say that I find Mustian s creation much realistic and meaningful What Emmett spent his whole life looking for his past is both terrible and beautiful It s a perfect puzzle one which he will never be able to untangle One he can only vaguely believe One he will always regret Perhaps that is the reason his dreams make him act crazyI have to say this book took dedication to finish It s none of it easy to read I enjoyed the pace although I found some parts starting to lag Overall I found it a very thoughtful read and I m sure I ll be thinking about it for some time stillwwwmakniksblogspotcom