PLACE FAR AWAY, A
by Vahan Zanoyan
Lara Galian is a beautiful sixteen-year-old from a poor village in Armenia. When the ruthless Sergei Ayvazian approaches Lara’s father with an offer to manage her through modeling career, her father refuses and is subsequently murdered. Later, Lara’s mother accepts the offer and Lara is whisked away to Sergei’s mansion, only to be violently raped and forced into prostitution. Facing the horrors of forced prostitution, Lara sets forth to escape while Swiss investigative reporter Edward Laurian works to help Lara and her family from back in Armenia. As plots begin to unfold and crumble all around her, Lara’s chances of escape begin to look increasingly slim, but with unlikely allies, the extraordinary courage and moral fiber of her family, and a spirit that never dies, Lara’s fate is far from sealed.