Book Signing Event
A Perfect Armenian
World of Rugs Showroom
Meet Author Keri Topouzian, as he presents and signs copies of his first novel, “A Perfect Armenian”. This unique cultural event will include an Armenian tradition, called “kinetson” which is a blessing of the book and author by local Armenian clergy. Der Hrant Kevorkian will be presiding over the ceremony.
Traditional Armenian music provided by award winning musician Ara Topouzian on Kanun (Middle Eastern laptop harp). Refreshments (there will be wine!) will be provided.
SYNOPSIS: As World War I begins, Constantinople is a seething hornet’s nest of corruption, crime, and prejudice. Tavid Kaloustian, a cunning and determined young Armenian, does whatever it takes to protect his family and friends from a quickly approaching genocide. Trained as a chemist to work in the silk industry, Tavid trades his knowledge for both survival and the hefty profit of the opium trade. He is a major player in the local black market, moving stealthily through enemy forces often disguised as one of “them”. After Turkish soldiers killed his beloved grandfather, Tavid’s actions are fueled by rage. He becomes the misunderstood protector of his people; a charming one-man army, ready to take a life in order to save another. As he seeks revenge, however, he learns that things aren’t always, as they seem. He discovers that before his death, his grandfather had initiated a shrewd plan, setting Tavid on an obstacle-ridden path to reunite his family. A novel based upon historic events, A Perfect Armenian leads us into the intimate world of cultural conflict. From Constantinople to Cyprus, the novel takes the twists and turns so deeply rooted in the duality of human nature.
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