Vahe Berberian’s Namagner Zaataren Second Edition Published in Beirut

BEIRUT–Originally published in Los Angeles in 1996, in Armenian, "Namagner Zaataren" is a dark comedy about Zohrab Anmahouni, an architect living in Los Angeles, who is sent to a remote country called Zaatar to serve as the consul of Armenia . Armed with conviction, Anmahouni tries in vain to justify his mission, but his enthusiasm wanes after his wife and children leave him. He then realizes the people who sent him as consul have forgotten all about him. The book, which had been out of print the past three years, is now available in Armenian bookstores. Vahe’s other fictional works include "Hanoun Hor Yev Vortvo" (In the Name of the Father and The Son) and "Graffiti on White." Along with numerous plays and screenplays, Berberian has written three monologues Yevaylen, Nayev and Dagaveen, which he has performed in more than two dozen cities around the world. 139 pages. $15.00 plus shipping. Books can be ordered by visiting the store section of, or simply by putting an order through


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