Samantha Schnee and European Literary Network: „Memorable characters, the sheer beauty of the writing”

Samantha Schnee and European Literary Network: „Memorable characters, the sheer beauty of the writing”

This ambitious and majestic collage of a book reminds one by turns of Primo Levi and Roberto Bolaño, in terms of both the horror it portrays and the sheer beauty of the writing.

It also finds ways to amuse readers with the contradictions of the twentieth century. Employing some of the tropes of oral literature, this novel is replete with memorable characters who represent the history of the Armenian people and their massacre.

#RivetingReviews: Samantha Schnee reviews the EBRD Longlist 2019