A St Petersburg-based publication recommends its readers a book by an Armenian animation artist as an effective remedy to overcome the post-holiday stress.
In the novel entitled “The House Where …”, Mariam Petrosyan depicts a complex and multi-layer labyrinth full of risky and fantastic adventures allowing one to get lost out of sight for weeks (at times even years) and forget about everything that makes people nervous or ill-tempered.
The author of the article, published in Sankt-Peterburgskie Vedemosti, emphasizes the calming effect of the book (despite the setting which is described as a boarding house for children with disabilities).
The novel brought fame to Petrosyan, the grand-granddaughter of famous Armenian painter Martiros Saryan.
The publication proposes also other literature, especially 19th century British classics and modern English writers, recommending against reading contemporary Russian authors.