Reissue of an international bestseller to commemorate the 100th anniversary of the Armerian genocide. Engrossing and powerfully told, this unforgettable novel is set against the Armenian massacres that occurred in the Ottoman Empire and during the First World War. This novel of Armenian tragedy is an international bestseller. It was first published in French, and then quickly translated into German, Spanish and Rumanian. It has sold over a quarter of a million copies, received rave reviews, and generated comparisons with historical novels such as Dr. Zhivago. In the summer of 1915, days after the government orders the deportation of the Armenians, journalist Vartan Balian, an Armenian, is imprisoned by politicians hoping to silence him. Soon, after a daring escape, he embarks on an odyssey across the vast empire in desperate search of his wife, Maro, and their young son Tomas, whose own stories we gradually learn. In the ensuing years the Balians will each confront the calamities of war as well as the secrets of the human heart. With settings ranging from the exotic opulence of a Turkish harem to the cosmopolitan streets of Constantinople and the blistering desolation of the Syrian desert, A Summer without Dawn, is a compelling story about a family swept up in one of historys darkest moments, and a moving portrait of a peoples unbreakable will to survive.