BITTERLY BORN BY NARINE KROYAN

Novella and short stories/ Antares 2014/ 199 pages

Bitterly born is a short story collection which includes one novella and twelve short stories, which are written in a humorous or tragicomic style. The stories mainly reflect the village life, the lifestyle of people living there, the ways they face various issues. In the stories you can meet a couple, where the husband has a tumor and is disabled, a 12-year-old Tigran who lives in a small flat with his mother, aunt and grandmother, an old man Shavarsh with his old wife always concerning and waiting for upcoming death, a yellow magazine editor who is willing to print everything that can be paid well. Another protagonist is Zaruhi who is the only heir of an old and heirless aunt and is looking after her.