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My Name is Revenge

On 17 December 1980, two men shot the Turkish consul-general to Sydney and his bodyguard near the consul’s home in Vaucluse. The assassins aimed, fired and vanished.

From the assassination in Australia, one of a series of international terrorist attacks, the story traces back to the streets of 1920s Berlin and the Armenian genocide of World War I. Three companion essays provide historical context.

‘Against a backdrop of eucalypts and thrumming cicadas, Kalagian Blunt deftly sketches her portrait of a family reckoning with its past. Dealing imaginatively with questions of radicalisation, displacement, and assimilation, this story feels very pertinent to our current political climate, and makes for a gripping read.’—Adele Dumont, author of No Man Is an Island

My Name is Revenge: A novella and collected essays by Ashley Kalagian Blunt
Publisher: Spineless Wonders
Rights held: World
Contact: bronwyn@shortaustralianstories.com.au
Website: shortaustralianstories.com.au

 

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