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Find MoonSpit’s Featured Feminist Artist, Dana Walrath’s newest title, Like Water on Stone, a young adult fiction story set during the Armenian genocide in stores today!
Always interested in edges, margins, and connections, Dana Walrath weaves many distinct threads through her work. She spent 2012-2013 as a Fulbright Scholar in Armenia working on a project that builds on Aliceheimer’s (Harvest 2013), an award winning graphic memoir series about life with her mother, Alice, before and during Alzheimer’s disease. Her first novel, Like Water on Stone is from Delacorte Press. She believes in the transformative power of art.
Celebrate the launch of Like Water on Stone by joining Dana Walrath November 13th 7:00 pm at Phoenix Books in Vermont for an evening of storytelling. For more information follow this link.
Beyond Anatolia and into the Armenian Highlands, Shahen Donabedian dreams of going to New York. Sosi, his twin sister, never wants to leave, especially now that she is in love. At first, only Papa, who counts Turks and Kurds among his closest friends, stands in Shahen’s way. But when the Ottoman Pashas set their plans to eliminate all Armenians into motion, neither of them has a choice. Carrying their little sister Mariam, brother and sister flee into the mountains, Shahen, keeping their family’s fate a secret from his sisters. But they are not alone. Ardziv, an eagle, whose quill Sosi found, watches over them as they run at night and hide each day making their way across mountain ridges and rivers red with blood. In this story of the Armenian Genocide, Dana Walrath’s characters face cold, danger, and starvation with courage and imagination, as their journey becomes a path to strength, self knowledge, and ultimately forgiveness.