Author(s): Narine Abgaryan; Lisa C. Hayden (Translator)
In a remote village high in the Armenian mountains, a close-knit community bickers, gossips and laughs. Their only connection with the outside world is an ancient telegraph wire and a perilous mountain road that even cows struggle to navigate.
As they go about their daily lives of harvesting crops, making baklava, tidying their houses, the villagers are sustained by one thing- their belief in magic. But when 58-year old Anatolia becomes pregnant, it looks like the fortunes of this isolated village are about to change.
With sumptuous imagery and warm humour, Narine Abgaryan's enchanting fable brilliantly captures the idiosyncrasy of a small community. Three Apples Fell from the Sky is a vibrant tale of resilience, bravery and the rejuvenating power of love, available in English for the first time.
High in the Armenian mountains there is an isolated village called Maran where the mundane and the mystifying are both part of everyday life. This is a place where a woman's power can reside in her long hair, ghosts of ancestors are more a nuisance than cause for alarm and the community library houses not only books but all manner of flora and fauna. Echoing the fantastical, romantic tone of 'Like Water for Chocolate' Abgaryan makes it easy to believe the unbelievable stories recited to us by these eccentric villagers. At the heart and centre of these interwoven tales are Anatolia and Vasily, who find each other in the last chapter of life and together create the town's strangest and most beautiful miracle yet. Emilie