In the Name of the Father and the Son
In this intricately woven, cinematic novel, the rigid worlds of Hrayr, an Armenian teacher, and his inflexible father collide in 1980’sHollywood, when an on the run prostitute finds refuge in their apartment. Reckless Hrayr falls helplessly in love with the American prostitute, alienating all around him. Tensions rise as the clash of cultures and morals takes a haunting turn, fundamentally changing the three protagonists. Berberian’s heartfelt novel unravels a sexy and brutally honest world that seethes under the veneer of respectability and traditional values.
In the Name of the Father and the Son was originally published in Armenian, in 1999, then in Turkish, in 2008.
The novel is one of the most widely read books, and the Armenian copy has been out of print for a few years.