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CLOSED: Signed ARC Giveaway: The Gendarme by Mark Mustian

Sunday, February 5, 2012

This giveaway is now closed.

I was fortunate to receive an ARC of The Gendarme by Mark T. Mustian and then to have him sign it at the Decatur Book Festival in 2010. While I liked the book, I didn't love it, so I'm giving away my copy.

The Gendarme
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 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 journey, 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.
My 3-star review

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I have to limit this one to the US only due to shipping costs. I apologize, international bloggers.

Winners will be chosen using random.org and will have 72 hours to respond before another winner is chosen. Contest ends at midnight EST Saturday, February 11, 2012. Just fill out the form below to enter!

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