OCEAN BY ARAM PACHYAN

Hardcover 3D
Short stories / Antares 2014 / Edge 2020 / 200 pages

Ocean is a book of short stories and essays by the author which were previously published mainly in press and online journals. Now they are collected and grouped in a specific manner to make reading of short stories more interconnected and logical.  In one of the short stories, Ocean, the writer again touches upon a painful topic of army. A young man has just been drafted and first time in the base is trying to find a free bed for him. He is eagerly seeking for a place on the first row to sleep on. But he can’t find a vacant bed. He suffers to explain why he can’t sleep on the second row, but nobody cares about that. Finally, he has to take the second row, but when he has to sleep, he tries not to fall asleep for a long time, but uselessly. When he goes asleep, he sees ocean in his dream and hears its sound. When he wakes up his bed is all wet and he now knows he is going to have a huge trouble when everybody learns about that. And they are going to know… (The translation of the short story is available) The short story collection includes some essays by Aram Pachyan, which were published in Hraparak newspaper and proved to be very successful among readers.