(From the publisher):
Vahé Tcheubjian is an upstanding, unremarkable member of the Armenian community of Beirut in the 1960s. He and his wife attend concerts and dinners, and partake of the sophisticated, continental culture that distinguishes the Beirut of his time as a cosmopolitan capital on the Mediterranean, the "Paris of the Middle East." But inside, Vahé is in turmoil- racked by memories of the escape from the campaign of genocide, the years spent in a Lebanese orphanage, the brutalities of his fellow orphans, ferocious and desperate and unloved. He seeks refuge in an outrageous and graphic fantasy life that flirt dangerously with emotional catastrophe, just as the Beirut he has come to adopt as his home edges toward a devastating civil war.
Original title: The Daydreaming Boy
Genre: Fiction→ Historical→ European→ 20th Century
Fiction→ Historical→ European→ Eastern Europe
Fiction→ General Fiction→ Regional Interest