Tailor's Visitors, The

(ISBN: 0-903039-15-X)
Mashtots Press (Publisher)
1984 London
81 pages
Size: 5 1/2" x 8 1/2"
Language(s): English

Additional Artists

Mischa Kudian (Translator)

Shahnour is one of the foremost Armenian writers of this century. This is a selection of some of his best-known short stories: In A Heart of Gold, Yeprakseh Hanoum, the immigrant Armenian momma, who finds it difficult to fit in Parisian society, tries to help a young compatriot whom she meets in a tram, leading to extraordinary consequences. In The Tailor's Visitors, Dakess Agha, an elderly tailor, who goes to Paris with his daughter to see if they can live there, is embroiled in a series of tragi-comic incidents. In A Child Among Elders, an earthy story about two elderly neighbours in an Istanbul suburb, both keen gardeners, competing with each other in amusing intrigues, ending in disaster. In On the Edge of the Current, facets of some pretentious Armenians of Istanbul Suburbia are revealed in a garrulous episode of sustained suspense. All these stories are peppered with touches of Shahnour's humour, even in the grimmest situations.

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