By Lucine Kasbarian
These recently released titles were produced outside of mainstream publishing mechanisms. They remind us that Armenians can and should avail themselves of alternatives in order to achieve publication, avoid censorship and tell their stories as they wish for them to be told.
The Migrant and the Maverick: An Allegory
By Abie Alexander; Publisher: AA Books; abiealexander.com
On the surface, this is a straightforward tale about Ken, a Rhode Island Red rooster whose life is forever altered by the arrival of migrant Canadian geese, and goose Helen with whom he develops a fond relationship.
Helen teaches Ken about migratory (and worldly) ways and not a moment too soon. Ken’s keepers are readying to slaughter him, spurring him to prepare for flight.