26.05.2009 22:26 GMT+04:00

/PanARMENIAN.Net/ Aris Janigian's Riverbig novel will be presented
in Glendale on June 1.

This broad-shouldered work of fiction-the follow-up to Bloodvine,
Aris Janigian's acclaimed first novel - continues the tale of Andy
Demerjian. Having finished college, returned to farming, and undergone
a chain of disasters, he is now landless. Desperate to support his wife
and two sons, Demerjian embarks on a series of ventures that put his
integrity and mettle to the test. Set in California's Central Valley,
and ranging in time from World War II to the drug wars of the 1960s,
Riverbig explores both emotional terrain and physical topography as
it transports the reader through the valley and into the rhythms of
rural life.

A second-generation Armenian American, Aris Janigian was born in
Fresno, California, and currently lives in Los Angeles with his
family. He returns to the Fresno area annually to work as a grape
packer and shipper. He is the author of Bloodvine and the coauthor,
with April Greiman, of Something from Nothing.