Bloodvine is the dramatic tale of a man’s struggle to come to terms with the inexplicable episodes, gaps, and secrets that plague his family. Set in the 1950s against the backdrop of the three-thousand-year-old Armenian culture, Bloodvine is a gripping story of love and betrayal. Two half-brothers, Andy and Abe, inherit forty acres of prime vineyard in California’s Central Valley. Fertile as the land is, it is not enough to support their families, and what ensues is a riveting interchange of accusations and, ultimately, betrayal.
Aris Janigian, a second generation Armenian American, is a professor of humanities at the Southern California Institute of Architecture in Los Angeles and he returns to the Fresno area annually to work as a grape packer and shipper. He is, with April Greiman, author of Something from Nothing.