The Gray House is the first novel of Armenian writer Mariam Petrosyan. Written in Russian, it tells a story of a boarding school for disabled children and was published in Russian in 2009, becoming a bestseller. The novel was nominated for the Russian Booker Prize in 2010 and received several awards and nominations, among them the 2009 Russian Prize for the best book in Russian by an author living abroad. “The Gray House is enigmatic and fantastical, comic and postmodern… Rowling meets Rushdie via Tartt… Nothing short of life-changing.” —The Guardian The Gray House is an astounding tale of how what others understand as liabilities can be leveraged into strengths. Bound to wheelchairs and dependent on prosthetic limbs, the physically disabled students living in the House are overlooked by the Outsides. Not that it matters to anyone living in the House, a hulking old structure that its residents know is alive. From the corridors and crawl spaces to the classrooms and dorms, the House is full of tribes, tinctures, scared teachers, and laws—all seen and understood through a prismatic array of teenagers’ eyes. But student deaths and mounting pressure from the Outsides put the time-defying order of the House in danger. As the tribe leaders struggle to maintain power, they defer to the awesome power of the House, attempting to make it through days and nights that pass in ways that clocks and watches cannot record.
|Title in Armenian||Մարիամ Պետրոսյան - Տունը, որտեղ ․․․|
|Printing||Black & White|
|Size||14.5 x 20 cm|
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