- 01 Mar 2016
- 368 pages - 210 x 139 x 23mm
When Orhan’s brilliant and eccentric grandfather, who built a dynasty out of making kilim rugs, is found dead, submerged in a vat of dye, Orhan inherits the decades-old business. But his grandfather has left the family estate to a stranger thousands of miles away, Seda, an aging woman in a retirement home in Los Angeles. Over time, Orhan begins to unearth the story that eighty-seven-year-old Seda so closely guards--a story that, if it’s told, has the power to undo the legacy upon which Orhan’s family is built and could unravel Orhan’s own future.
Like Anthony Marra’s A Constellation of Vital Phenomena, Téa Obreht’s The Tiger’s Wife, and Adam Johnson’s The Orphan Master’s Son, Ohanesian’s moving debut showcases formidable storytelling talents and powerful truths.