A quartet from Armenia

 

I have reviewed two books from Armenia one was by Aram Pachyan which I loved. So when I saw that there was four new books from Glagoslav from Armenia.

Robinson by Aram Pachyan was his debut collection won a presidential medal 16 stories each story is a small but sharp painting of various characters. a look at loneliness in the modern world. He was meant to launch these books with a speech a London book fair here is a link to the text of that speech. called the importance of difficult steps .

Raven before Noah by Susanna Harutyunyan Harout raised and saved by an old man grew up in an abandoned village that is home that has escaped torture from Turkey set between 1915 and 1960  one of the most acclaimed writers in Armenia

The door was open by Karine Khodikyan her fiction can be described as intellectual fiction for women. These short stories with a “MYstical touch” tell stories about women – young and old, happy and sad; even when the protagonist is not a woman, the story will immerse you into the life of a woman, revealing her role in anything and everything. These sound great don’t they !!

Point Zero by Narek Malian two historical stories set during the crusades on in Syria and then about pope urban starting the crusades a third story is a love story between a french  woman and a young Arab man in 2015 in Paris

This is a great new insight I looked at the three percent database and that in the ten years on the database there was only three books from Armenia published so this is a great leap forward!

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Lisa Hill
    Jul 07, 2020 @ 00:43:13

    I’ve got Ravens Before Noah on my TBR. I just haven’t had time to get to it…

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  2. Eleanor - themonthlybooking
    Jul 07, 2020 @ 06:32:33

    Fascinating – that really is a great leap forward. I don’t think I’ve ever read anything from Armenia so must change that.

    Reply

  3. Arevik Ashkharoyan
    Jul 10, 2020 @ 10:16:13

    Thank you for reading Armenian authors. We do hope that will come your way soon.

    Reply

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