Hailed by The New York Times as "marvelously captivating," William Saroyan's 1940 international bestseller recounts the exploits of an Armenian clan in northern California at the turn of the twentieth century. Based on the author's loving and eccentric extended family, the characters in these 14 related short stories enact humorous and touching scenes from immigrant life.
Aram Garoghlanian narrates the tales, reflecting from an adult's perspective on his boyhood adventures. Beginning with "The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse," in which 9-year-old Aram and his cousin redeem themselves from wrongdoing, the stories conclude with "A Word to Scoffers," which features an itinerant preacher's sage advice to Aram as the young man departs from the San Joaquin Valley for the first time.
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About the Author
William Saroyan (1908–81) was an internationally renowned writer, playwright, and humanitarian. He achieved the peak of his popularity during the 1930s–50s with hundreds of short stories, plays, novels, memoirs, and essays.
Table of Contents
The Summer of the Beautiful White Horse
The Journey to Hanford
The Pomegranate Trees
One of Our Future Poets, You Might Say
The Fifty-Yard Dash
A Nice Old-Fashioned Romance, with Love Lyrics and Everything
My Cousin Dikran, the Orator
The Presbyterian Choir Singers
The Three Swimmers and the Educated Grocer
Locomotive 38, the Ojibway
Old Country Advice to the American Traveler
The Poor and Burning Arab
A Word to Scoffers