Why should we care about these personal experiences, of the reminiscing of an individual with whom we have no obvious connection?
From a persecuted and reviled existence in their beloved Armenia, a ‘land of singing in the streets, fine foods and gardens and orchards beside the shores of Lake Van’, ‘Destiny of Determination-Faith and Family’, sees the survival of a fractured family as they struggle to make a new life for themselves in the United States.
With a focus on Hrang, the youngest son, this uplifting memoir spans over a Century of love and loss, and of acceptance and discrimination.
Full of irony and with a wry, sometimes depreciating flavour, ‘Cauliflowers through the cat flap and other tales from a solitary lockdown’ is a transparent and honest fly on the wall biographical account of one woman’s lockdown experience. Not just any woman. A women who is indeed, as her friends tell her, ‘excellent at putting words together’.
We journey with Benjamin through romance, business, adventure, and personal grief, where the oxymoron of both the self-sufficiency and the sometimes needy side of introversion becomes all too apparent.