by Lorne Shirinian
So Far from Home is a record of Lorne Shirinian's personal attempt to understand his father's journey as an orphan survivor of the Armenian Genocide from his home in Turkey to his new home in Canada. Shirinian uses a multi-genre approach to bring his father's story to light. Through a formal essay, a documentary film (dvd included), and poetry, Shirinian places his father's life in context and lays bare the emotional nature of his father's survival and how it affected him throughout his life.
Lorne Shirinian, So Far from Home
Blue Heron Press, 2010
21 pages plus a dvd